With 11.4 million people displaced, South Asia and the Pacific Islands bore the brunt of disaster displacement in 2017. However, as will be seen at this week's Asian Ministerial Conference, India and Mongolia’s adoption of Sendai Framework values can be emulated by countries across the region because local level prevention yields an inclusive resilience dividend.
This document is the third 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
Struck three months ago by a cyclone that affected 500,000 of its 24 million people, the climate-vulnerable Indian Ocean nation of Madagascar sees early warning and disaster preparedness as fundamental to its future resilience.
Artificially manufactured humus materials, a humic substance that forms in soil after plant matter decays in nature, are beneficial to managing slopes and preventing disasters in public infrastructure projects. Recently, humus technology was used in
Rising disasters in Africa’s cities and their links with poverty and rapid, unplanned urbanisation are ever more apparent from tragedies such as the recent rubbish dump landslide in Addis Ababa, which killed at least 113 people.