IDDRR News and publications


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
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
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
Speightstown, Barbados
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged all countries to achieve 100 per cent coverage of their populations by early warning systems within the next five years.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
man with speaker
For Cox’s Bazar, a coastal disaster-prone district that hosts nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees, the International Day for Disaster Reduction has enormous significance.
United Nations Development Programme - Bangladesh
Sarajevo river in Bosnia and Herzegovina
On the occasion of IDDRR, the Joint Programme of the United Nations and the Government of Switzerland “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, organized a round table in Sarajevo.
Ministry of Security
Cyclists driving through flooded streets in Pekalongan, Indonesia (2021)
New CDP data shows 4/5 cities (80%) facing significant climate hazards, from extreme heat to floods, in 2022.
Carbon Disclosure Project


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