Kathmandu main square flooded with water after heavy monsoon rain (2012)
This joint initiative aims to enhance the capacities of vulnerable groups and communities in three countries to cope with disasters by increasing their access to early warning messages and strengthening their ability to act on them.
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2021IDDRR Central Asia
The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
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Host an event to showcase DRR projects where international cooperation played a role. Share your event via PreventionWeb to feature it on the International Day site.
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It has become very clear over the last twelve months that international cooperation to developing countries is not keeping pace with the rise in extreme weather events and the tragic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rural village in Malawi
Scientists have developed a new approach for estimating seismic hazard in southern Malawi, a region in the East African Rift zone with minimal earthquake records.
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A valley of broken houses and debris following the 2010 earthquake in Port-Au-prince, Haiti.
A volunteer network helps to monitor aftershocks and illuminate the country’s earthquake hazards.
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The flooding in Germany provides an example of how differing responses and levels of preparedness by regional governments led to differing outcomes.
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A new study led by USGS and Costa Rican researchers demonstrates how Earthquake Early Warning using smartphone technology can be both inexpensive and effective for millions of people.
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HLP Panel on Covid19
UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori, this week expressed her belief that the COVID-19 Scenarios Project spearheaded by the International Science Council (ISC) “will make a major contribution to guiding governments and policymakers along an effective pathway
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Human rights
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, It is not a new story, but the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined in a vivid way that disasters put the human rights of vulnerable groups, and in particular in the case of this pandemic, older persons at serious risk
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