2021 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: Sendai Seven Targets Campaign

In 2021, the IDDRR focus is on Target f: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses - Key Messages

The focus of this year’s IDDRR is “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.”

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Scientists use new method to recalculate Malawi’s seismic risk

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.

Temblor

Home seismometers provide crucial data on Haiti’s quake

A volunteer network helps to monitor aftershocks and illuminate the country’s earthquake hazards.

Springer Nature

Learning from a 100-year flood, and bad disaster movies

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 - Headquarters

#DRRday: UN Report charts huge rise in climate disasters

GENEVA, 12 October 2020A UN report published to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

A fixed smartphone network offers inexpensive earthquake early warning potential

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

Inclusion and equality will determine effective COVID-19 response

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 towards control of the virus.”

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Pandemic must serve as a wake-up call on human rights says SRSG

Pandemic must serve as a wake-up call on human rights says SRSG

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

IDF launches Tripartite Project for City of Medellin, Colombia

Insurance Development Forum Consortium Launches Project to Enhance Resilience in Colombia through Development of Insurance Products for Climate Risks & Natural Disasters.

Insurance Development Forum