When disasters strike, they disproportionately affect marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequalities and pushing them deeper into poverty. Fighting inequality is critical to build a stronger and safer future for everyone.
An avalanche is just a fast-moving mass of snow down a mountain. Sounds simple – but they aren't easy to predict. The Open Avalanche Project aims to reduce avalanche-related deaths using machine learning to enhance the accuracy of avalanche forecasts.
This International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction focuses on communities like Wada’a Sudan struggling with inequality and the climate crisis. To counter water shortages and foster peace, UNEP launched a project to improve water management in the area.
Governments and stakeholders across Europe and Central Asia are organizing a wide variety of events and activities to raise awareness on this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction theme of “fighting inequality for a resilient future”
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
On the 2023 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDP looks at how disasters impact women and girls with disabilities differently, and how the inequalities in society are intensified during and after disasters, creating unequal outcomes.
A joint initiative of the UN Environment Programme, the World Meteorological Organization and UNDP, seeks to unpack and address financing shortfalls by calling for analysis that highlights gaps and provides financing that leverages more robust outcomes.
Persons with disabilities face a shocking lack of support to cope with disasters, with no progress in the last decade, despite a huge increase in climate disasters worldwide. The lack of progress could be a violation of international law.
Representatives from 139 countries and territories have been trained on how to implement disaster resilience strategies that are more inclusive of the perspectives and capacities of persons with disabilities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDP’s Photo Competition for Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience-Building is now open! The theme is “Change makers in action: Building disability inclusive, resilient communities”, to celebrate the 2023 International Day for DRR.