Epidemic & Pandemic

UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori, with the head of Mozambique's disaster management agency, Augusta Maita, at a meeting of the country's National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR chief Mami Mizturi applauds Mozambique's commitment to reducing disaster losses, on her first visit to the country which is recovering from back-to-back cyclones earlier this year.

Ebola outbreaks, which have re-emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have continued to galvanize the regional and global attention. The outbreaks are likely to transcend borders and threaten the global health crisis, especially ensuring

The Earth’s natural ecosystems and physical environment in which communities live are rapidly deteriorating and, in turn, increasing the risk of premature morbidity and mortality of people worldwide. Hydrometeorological hazards are concentrating

Visual representation of cascading risk (c)UNDRR/James Brown, GAR2019
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) and the Ministry of the Interior for Finland have joined together to develop a new stress test tool that will help countries understand and improve their ability to reduce risk of hybrid threats and cascading disaster scenarios.

The intention of this paper is to contribute to Sendai Framework Priority 1, “Understanding disaster risk”, and Priority 2, “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk”, by examining biological hazards and by proposing a structure for

Mami Mitzutori speaking with the press in Kisumu yesterday flanked by city manager Doris Ombara, and head of Africa regional office, Amjad Abbashar
As the UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction took the opportunity to see how the city of Kisumu is building resilience in the face of multiple challenges.
"Reducing economic losses from disasters has the power to transform lives," says Mami Mizutori, head of UNISDR
The Sendai Seven Campaign continues. This year International Day for Disaster Reduction, October 13, will focus on target (c) of the Sendai Framework, reducing economic losses.

This document is the fifth in a series of hazard-specific risk assessment modules, compiled as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to the assessment of

Pictured at today's launch of the Handbook for Local Government Leaders (from left) Leon Esteban, UN Habitat, Mutarika Pruksapong, UNISDR, Violeta Seva, Philippines, Mauricio Rodas, Ecuador, Consolate Kiyingi, Uganda, and Sanjay Bhatia, UNISDR
The print version of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign Handbook was launched today at the World Urban Forum following a discussion on urban risk featuring Quito and Kampala.
Nigeria's success in curbing its Ebola outbreak has won recognition from the UN as one the world's outstanding examples of how to reduce disaster mortality (Photo: CDC Global)
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today marked International Day for Disaster Reduction by recognising five outstanding examples of successful efforts to reduce disaster mortality.