COVID-19 Policy briefs

 

Policy briefs based on the outcomes of UNDRR's webinar series

 

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There are approximately 85 million persons living with some form of disability in the Americas and the Caribbean region. If we add to that their caregivers, families and support networks, it is clear that, either directly or indirectly, disability is a

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the International Health Regulations (WHO, 2005) include biological hazards, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, among the major sources of risks for the 21st century.  While COVID-19, the

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This brief highlights the challenges, lessons learned from past disaster recovery events, and recommendations on how countries can start preparing for a recovery that is climate-sensitive, inclusive and contributes to global efforts to build more resilient systems that are better placed to prevent such crises in the future.
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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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The Webinar objective was to discuss emerging issues relating to Disaster Risk Reduction/and Increasing vulnerability from COVID-19 Impacts; Offer Recommendations and learning on how to continue working on DRR to multiple hazards while responding to COVID

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The main objective of the virtual dialogue was to provide a platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Points (DRR FPs) from Member States (MS) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Office for Disaster

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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the

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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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Confusion and disinformation have been a feature of the COVID-19 pandemic. The press has tried to plough through an avalanche of information to illustrate the situation from various  perspectives, but a focus on day-to-day coverage combined with a lack of

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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.