Honduras

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European Commission
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Incheon
Hurricane Mitch at peak intensity on October 26, 1998 at 19:15 UTC. At the time, it was a Category 5 hurricane. (Credit: NOAA/NASA Satellite image)
The Americas Regional Platform had a wide-ranging discussion on the development of disaster risk reduction in Central America since Hurricane Mitch twenty years ago.
Recognising communities as "Tsunami Ready" is a powerful means to curb risk. Cedeño, a fishing town in Honduras, was honoured last week. (Photo: NOAA/CTWP)
Deploying the power of technology worldwide and ensuring that communities know how to act in an emergency are the keys to curbing the risks posed by tsunamis, experts said this week.
Post-earthquake reconstruction efforts get underway in Nepal (Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years.

This publication aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions.

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Margareta Wahlström (third from left), Head of UNISDR, in a high-level panel with ministers from selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The biggest challenge facing next year’s UN World Conference to agree a new global DRR framework, is how to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) into national development plans, Margareta Wahlström, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said on Wednesday.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Comisión Permanente de Contingencias
Tegucigalpa
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Comisión Permanente de Contingencias
Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central
Tegucigalpa