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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.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Research briefs
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.
United States Geological Survey
HLP Panel on Covid19
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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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Human rights
Statements and messages
Pandemic must serve as a wake-up call on human rights says SRSG
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Update
Insurance Development Forum Consortium Launches Project to Enhance Resilience in Colombia through Development of Insurance Products for Climate Risks & Natural Disasters.
Insurance Development Forum
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A consortium with Deltares was selected by the Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction (INGD) to strengthen preparedness.
Deltares
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The IDB has expanded its longstanding partnership with the Government of Japan through a partnership amendment signed with the MOF and a new MOC with the JICA.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Statements and messages
Statement by Mami Mizutori, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction for International Women’s Day Today is a day to celebrate women who have truly made a difference in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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“Water and Climate Leaders” aim to set and pursue an integrated global Water and Climate Agenda in support of national mitigation and adaptation actions.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Crowd surgical mask to prevent COVID-19 transmission
Research briefs
The virus can probably never be globally eradicated, because of its presence in many animals (including cats and dogs) and because of incomplete vaccine coverage.
International Science Council (ISC)

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