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29/10/2019
Hiroshima government developed a multilingual app to provide users with the fastest route to an evacuation center during a disaster.
16/10/2019
Section 151(2) of the Constitution empowers municipalities in South Africa to pass disaster management-related by-laws. Such by-laws should be specific on the role of traditional leaders, owing to their authority and proximity to the people coupled with their constitutional mandate to preserve customs and traditions. However, their role is often not...
15/10/2019
Disaster resilience is now the subject of countless scientific and policy publications and initiatives within the international development sector, yet little insight is available on the perspectives and experiences of the practitioners tasked with implementing it. If disaster resilience is going to contribute to arresting growing disaster risk, it...
15/10/2019
At 11 p.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory : Air temperature : 23 degrees Celsius Relative Humidity : 93 per cent Please be reminded that:The Strong Monsoon Signal has been issued. The air temperatures at other places were: Hong Kong Observatory23 degrees ; King's Park23 degrees ; Wong Chuk Hang24 degrees ; Ta Kwu Ling23 degrees ; Lau Fau Shan25 degrees ; Tai Po25 degrees ; Sha Tin24 degrees ; Tuen Mun26 degrees ; Tseung Kwan O25 degrees ; Sai Kung24 degrees ; Cheung Chau23 degrees ; Chek Lap Kok26 degrees ; Tsing Yi24 degrees ; Shek Kong23 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Ho Koon23 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley24 degrees ; Hong Kong Park23 degrees ; Shau Kei Wan26 degrees ; Kowloon City23 degrees ; Happy Valley23 degrees ; Wong Tai Sin23 degrees ; Stanley26 degrees ; Kwun Tong23 degrees ; Sham Shui Po23 degrees ; Kai Tak Runway Park24 degrees ; Yuen Long Park25 degrees ; Tai Mei Tuk25 degrees . Between 9:45 and 10:45 p.m., the rainfall recorded in various regions were: Wong Tai Sin2 to 5 mm; Kowloon City2 to 3 mm; Yau Tsim Mong1 to 3 mm; Sham Shui Po1 to 2 mm; Wan Chai1 to 2 mm; Kwun Tong0 to 8 mm; North District0 to 6 mm; Central & Western District0 to 5 mm; Sai Kung0 to 5 mm; Sha Tin0 to 3 mm; Southern District0 to 3 mm; Yuen Long0 to 3 mm; Tai Po0 to 12 mm; Islands District0 to 1 mm; Kwai Tsing0 to 1 mm; Tsuen Wan0 to 1 mm; Tuen Mun0 to 1 mm.
15/10/2019
Disasters kill people, destroy infrastructure, damage ecosystems and undermine development, and could increase in frequency due to climate change. There is a need for increased awareness on the latest advances in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). A significant advancement is a better understanding of ecosystem-based...
15/10/2019
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work is carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, and forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to...
15/10/2019
SOP for fire has been developed by DDMA-Gorakhpur which encompasses around the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders to immediate work out for fire risk reduction after its occurrence in any region of Gorakhpur.WASH Sector has a strong presence at the national level and provincial level (depending on the number of agencies present in each...
15/10/2019
This News Letter issued by DDMA-Gorakhpur is in the context of its effort executed in a quarter of 2019-for enhancing the disaster resiliency with the district.As per advocacy and technical support provided from UNICEF, UPDDMA, Gorakhpur had developed a unique SOP focusing on adoption of precise roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders for adoption...
15/10/2019
At 8 p.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory : Air temperature : 25 degrees Celsius Relative Humidity : 88 per cent Please be reminded that:The Strong Monsoon Signal has been issued. The air temperatures at other places were: Hong Kong Observatory25 degrees ; King's Park24 degrees ; Wong Chuk Hang25 degrees ; Ta Kwu Ling26 degrees ; Lau Fau Shan25 degrees ; Tai Po26 degrees ; Sha Tin26 degrees ; Tuen Mun26 degrees ; Tseung Kwan O25 degrees ; Sai Kung27 degrees ; Cheung Chau25 degrees ; Chek Lap Kok27 degrees ; Tsing Yi27 degrees ; Shek Kong26 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Ho Koon24 degrees ; Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley25 degrees ; Hong Kong Park25 degrees ; Shau Kei Wan26 degrees ; Kowloon City24 degrees ; Happy Valley25 degrees ; Wong Tai Sin25 degrees ; Stanley27 degrees ; Kwun Tong25 degrees ; Sham Shui Po26 degrees ; Kai Tak Runway Park26 degrees ; Yuen Long Park26 degrees ; Tai Mei Tuk25 degrees . Between 6:45 and 7:45 p.m., the rainfall recorded in various regions were: Wong Tai Sin1 to 2 mm; Eastern District0 to 2 mm; Wan Chai0 to 2 mm; Kowloon City0 to 1 mm; Kwun Tong0 to 1 mm; Sai Kung0 to 1 mm; Southern District0 to 1 mm; Yau Tsim Mong0 to 1 mm.
15/10/2019
A plan to repatriate 2,000 refugees a week has led to restrictions on NGOs and increased fear among 200,000 Burundians living in Tanzania’s camps.

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