Nicaragua

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres
Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central
Nicaragua - government
Managua
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 year's International Day for Disaster Reduction highlights the value of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in disaster risk reduction.
An important effort is being made in a disaster prone area of Nicaragua to create understanding and awareness of how indigenous people cope with natural hazards by tapping into their ancestral store of knowledge and keeping it alive.
'Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution. Become Resilient!' is the message of the Nicaraguan comic. (Photo: Apex Studio)
Volunteers in Nicaragua are deploying the graphic power of comics to spread the message that disasters are not natural but a result of the collective failure of communities to cope with hazards.

ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012:

This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Chinandega
Mayor Al Alquillano (fifth from left) of San Francisco, Philippines with participants during the first day of his tour across Central America.
A senior official from the Philippines town of San Francisco, which won the 2011 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, has spent the last five days journeying across Central America to exchange information with local authorities on best practice to make urban settings safer from natural hazards.

This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in

A new study by UNICEF and UNESCO is a timely assessment of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).
Morphology of Kick'em Jenny volcano, as revealed by a multi-beam survey by the NOAA Ship Ron Brown in March 2002. The survey shows that the modern cone of the volcano is nested within a larger horseshoe-shaped depression formed by slope failure. (Photo / NOAA)
The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert.