International cooperation and multilateral organisation
Hurricane Mitch caused widespread devastation across Central America in 1998. Without a functioning DRR system, Nicaragua was left completely vulnerable to the destructive forces of nature. Today, 25 years later, the country has a robust DRR system, thanks to Switzerland's long-term contribution. Christoph Graf, who coordinated the SDC's emergency relief activities as the head of the Swiss cooperation office in Managua during the disaster, returns 25 years later to share his insights.