In response to the unprecedented volcano and tsunami, Kingdom of Tonga develops Tonga Mobile Applications Community MHEW and Response System (MACRES) through the CREWS Accelerated Support Window.
In an attempt to clarify key terms, and in keeping with its aim to bring coherence, alignment, and complementarity to the field of risk-informed early action, REAP has developed this glossary as a tool to support productive conversations around the topic.
Risk-informed Early Action Partnership
This UNDRR-WMO joint report assesses the current global status of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) against Target G of the Sendai Framework, collating data officially reported by the Member States with data collected through a WMO survey.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, World Meteorological Organization, UNDRR Bonn Office
What if early warning systems are used to trigger the allocation of resources for social protection measures in times of crisis?
A report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that half of the countries globally are not protected by Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, World Meteorological Organization
Early warning systems – and the ability to act on them – are proven life-savers.
United Nations - Headquarters
The primary goal of disaster risk reduction is prevention. But when that is not possible, then it is important to minimize the harm to people, assets and livelihoods through early warning systems.
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022, Head of UNDRR Mami Mizutori calls on all countries to implement Target G of the Sendai Framework to increase access to multi-hazard early warning systems and risk information.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
To ensure access to early action for all, more needs to be done to scale up the approach, in particular by involving the private sector.
In 2022, the International Day will focus on Target G of the Sendai Framework: “Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.”
Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction