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The 2018 Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami highlights the complexity of simultaneous disasters, their compounding effects and cumulative impacts. It also emphasises the challenge of responding to disasters in a multi-hazard prone archipelago. More importantly, it underlines the need to protect and assist exposed and vulnerable communities from...
The UN Global Assessment Report (GAR) is a comprehensive review and analysis of worldwide progress on disaster risk management (DRM). This year's edition challenges its audience to move beyond prevailing norms in DRM to consider the complex nature of systemic risk.
Phone-based early warning system in Cambodia is being activated as an information and communications channel for arresting the spread of COVID19.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019. The Special Report was a response to proposals from...
This report covers dam safety and risk-related issues, disaster management arrangements and community readiness related to the Paradise Dam.The report introduction starts with the background to the review and the approach of the Office in conducting it. It describes the methodology through which evidence was gathered.The dam safety section addresses...
This review focuses on the bushifres around Sarabah, Stanthorpe and Peregian Springs, and looks at hazard mitigation and risk reduction, preparedness and planning, and response. The review has also documented progress made towards the implementation and embedding of the 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review recommendations.
Critical asset management hailed as the “forgotten hero” of DRR in an online urban resilience talk reaching health experts, policymakers and disaster managers.
Systemic risks like COVID-19 are emergent & not necessarily clear using contemporary hazard-plus-hazard approaches; they may not be seen until developed into disasters.
FAO's Emergency and Resilience Division Director explains COVID-19 challenges in vulnerable communities coping with high levels of hunger due to pre-existing crises.