Oceania

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This brief highlights the challenges and opportunities for effective risk messaging. Special emphasis is placed on reaching and helping to protect vulnerable communities and deploying tactics to counter misinformation and disinformation which threaten the public health responses and increase societal tensions.
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BANGKOK - The Regional Office for Asia and Pacific of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in collaboration with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), announces the launch of an online training course to help small and
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GENEVA - Widespread abuse of migrant workers and multiple examples of human rights violations were vividly highlighted by experts in the Asia and the Pacific Region speaking in a UNDRR-hosted webinar on “Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic”
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COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on businesses across Asia-Pacific. Many are closed while others are struggling to maintain operations while ensuring the safety of their workers. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)- which comprise more

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BANGKOK - The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges in response and recovery. Governments are trying to manage the shock in the face of existing societal threats like poverty and inequality. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 recovery process has the
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As a contribution to the Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN), UNDRR Asia-Pacific collaborated with the ASB Office for Indonesia and the Philippines to produce a series of disaster preparedness guides for persons with disabilities

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BANGKOK – “Trusted, timely, accurate, simple and widely shared risk information saves lives, particularly when it reaches the last mile and is used by vulnerable communities”. This how the Chief of UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Loretta
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This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability. It unearths the underlying risk drivers of natural hazard-related disaster displacement and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become multiple and/or protracted.
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This brief highlights lessons from the recent devastating cyclone Harold in the Pacific and examines prevention and preparedness measures being taken against COVID-19 in other high-risk countries in Asia-Pacific. This brief includes recommendations on how to address climate-related and other disaster risks in the face of COVID-19.
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GENEVA - The world’s parliamentarians were urged today to set their differences aside and act in unity at the national level to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “We don’t need to use this virus to score political points against each other. Strong national