Updates

Hurricane winds battering a coast
Memorandum of Understanding builds on decades of collaboration between The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the University of Hawaii’s applied science and research center Pacific Disaster Center.
Pacific Disaster Center
IDDRR 2022 Commemoration in Sudan
The UNDRR ROAS participated in the commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sudan organized by the National Council for Civil Defense and the Regional Science and Technology Advisory Centre.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Myanmar early warning drill
Extreme-weather events don’t have to turn into humanitarian tragedies. When communities are warned ahead of disasters and able to take action, countless lives can be saved
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Stormy sky above Mexico City
Local Governments for Sustainability hosted a dialogue on Thursday, 13 October, inviting mayors and high-level officials to look into the purpose, process, and impact of declaring a climate emergency at the local and regional levels.
The Urban Journalism Institute
Photo of the Maldives
Today, on 13th October 2022, the CADRI Partnership celebrates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction which focuses on increasing access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information.
Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative Medium
An aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, USA (2017)
It is not enough for an early warning system to correctly identify an incoming hazard, it must also ensure that the populations and sectors that are at risk can receive the alert, understand it, and most importantly, act on it.
International Labour Organization
Row of contemporary houseboats in IJburg district at sunset in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Supporting communities and institutions to reduce risks related to extreme weather events. On occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the HuT project official kick-off is taking place.
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Woman, displaced from war in Yemen, collecting fire wood
Individuals and communities who are displaced by the impact of conflict situations, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, are often found to be marginalised within their host communities.
UCL Warning Research Centre
A storm off the coast of Iceland as imaged by a weather satellite
The 2022 IDDRR edition is a very special opportunity to enhance understanding of how to overcome these barriers and accelerate efforts toward effective institutional, political and policy changes both at the UN and members-states level.
University of Groningen
A resident walks past a collapsed house in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake
Hazards are often merely the trigger event of a disaster waiting to happen since vulnerability already exists.
International Institute for Sustainable Development