Albania

This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 assesses a multi-sectoral perspective on advancing drought risk management in the Caribbean. Drought early warning is one of the evolving climate risk management success stories in the Caribbean.
albania quake 2019
On the 26th of November 2019, Albania was struck by a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake caused extensive damage in 11 municipalities, including the two most populous, urbanized and developed, Tirana and Durres. The Balkan Peninsula and
Albania
Following the November 2019 earthquake in Albania, which killed 51 people, injured more than 900, and left 17,000 people displaced, the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe reached out to the former Sendai Framework Focal point for Albania, Mr. Maksimiljan
Boosting economic growth, insurance and disaster funds, and embracing the private sector would help bolster Caribbean countries that need to invest in resilience.
From blowing conch shells to ringing church bells and sending mobile phone alerts, Caribbean countries look at high and low-tech ways to alert citizens of tsunamis.
A break-out group at the Technical Forum on the Sendai Framework
An annual technical forum on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework met this month in Bonn attended by representatives from 35 countries
Mami Mizutori with five young representatives from the High School Student Summit and Marc McDonald from the AARP Foundation at the Intergenerational Dialogue.
More than 150 government representatives, members of academia and young participants from the 2019 Japan World Tsunami Awareness Day High School Summit commemorated World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November at the United Nations Headquarters, New York and discussed innovative solutions to reduce tsunami risks.
Un Secretary-General António Guterres calls for action on climate and disaster risk reduction
Climate change is contributing to increasing damage to critical infrastructure around the globe, according to a twelve-year survey of damages caused by small- and medium-scale disasters
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change (centre), Matthew Rycroft, permanent Secretary for the UK Department for International Development (left) and Mami Mizutori, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the coalition event in New York.
The UK, Japan and Bhutan announced that they have joined the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, following its launch this week by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.