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26/03/2020
Women, the elderly, adolescents, youth, and children, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, refugees, migrants, and minorities experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization. Marginalized people become even more vulnerable in emergencies. This is due to factors such as their lack of access to effective surveillance...
26/03/2020
2020 has become the year of coping with COVID-19. This year was to be the “super year” for sustainability, a year of strengthening global actions to accelerate the transformations required for achieving the 2030 agenda. It is argued that 2020 can and must be a year of both. Thus there is a call for more utilisation of the...
26/03/2020
About the CourseThis 6-day training course prepares humanitarian personnel to address WASH needs during emergencies and recovery operations. This participatory course, with group exercises, theory-based sessions and practical exercises covers emergency water supply, emergency sanitation and basics of hygiene promotion in emergencies along with an introduction....Date: 15-20 Jun 2020
26/03/2020
About the CourseThis 6-day training course prepares humanitarian personnel to address WASH needs during emergencies and recovery operations. This participatory course, with group exercises, theory-based sessions and practical exercises covers emergency water supply, emergency sanitation and basics of hygiene promotion in emergencies along with an introduction....Date: 15-20 Jun 2020
26/03/2020
This study estimates the association between temperature and self-reported mental health. The paper matches individual-level mental health data for over three million Americans between 1993 and 2010 to historical daily weather information. It is exploited the random fluctuations in temperature over time within counties to identify its effect on a 30-day...
26/03/2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s actions remain on target, shortcomings are addressed...
26/03/2020
The best emergency plans need to be comprehensive yet simple. Including early warnings, safe areas, and escapes routes in your tsunami escape plan is essential.
26/03/2020
Mobile phones could be helpful in reducing the risk of disasters, through apps such as ‘Disaster Alert', ‘Safety Tips', and ‘My Shake'.
26/03/2020
Tsunamis are only devastating if people and their livelihoods get in the way, as suggested by the largest tsunami ever recorded only killing five people.
26/03/2020
Three cheap ways low-income communities can access disaster early warning systems include radio, existing loudspeakers, and door-to-door warning.

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