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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

A seaside slum in Tacloban, the Philippines, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
GENEVA - Some of the world’s most disaster-prone nations are gearing up for their greatest challenge in the coming months when cyclones and floods can be expected to force the evacuation of millions of people while COVID-19 remains a widespread menace
Satellite view of category 4 Tropical Cyclone Fani approaching India, from 02 May 2019, as seen by Meteosat-8
Extreme weather events now account for 90% of major disaster events globally. The number of weather and climate related disasters has more than doubled over the last twenty years and unless urgent action is taken to address the climate emergency, Sub
Children run in the courtyard outside Barbuda Primary School
On March 11, 2011 a 9.1 Magnitude undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that engulfed more than 200 square miles of coastal land in northeast Japan. The world watched as TV news broadcast footage of 30-foot tsunami waves laying waste to entire towns
Participants at a workshop organised by UNDRR and ICLEI for cyclone affected cities in Africa
NAIROBI, 17 February, 2020 - Six cyclone-affected cities in southern Africa are joining together to develop the so-called Fortitude Initiative to build their resilience to the climate emergency following last year’s catastrophic South-West Indian Ocean
Bangladesh government Cyclone Preparedness Programme Director, Ahmadul Haque, sharing a light-hearted moment with volunteers in Cox's Bazar
The Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh is to undergo it's largest ever expansion since it was founded in 1972, a large recruitment drive and the inclusion of urban risk, earthquakes, floods and other hazards.
Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Risk Reduction 10 September 2019 Financial Times Summit, Maputo Remarks Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk
The Hon. Saber Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh, spoke on the need to increase investment in disaster prevention at the Asia-Pacific Partnership Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Brisbane, Australia on 12 November.
Bangladesh declared climate change to be a “planetary emergency” and called on the world to work “on a war footing” to combat it and reduce its impacts.
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
(From left) Jose Manuel Moisés, city councilor for institutional affairs and Beira city engineer, Augusto Manhoca, overlooking the canal which reduced the impact of the rains which hit Beira with Cyclone Idai in March, 2019
A textbook example from Mozambique of what happens when building back better does not work.