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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.
President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, addressing the 6th Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
The prompt evacuation of those threatened by recent landslides at the Ituango hydroelectric dam project was cited today as evidence of Colombia's progress on disaster risk management.
A community in Gombaniro Village, Rusizi District, Rwanda, participates in an exercise to map hazards affecting their village (photo UNISDR/Samuel Okiror)
Rwanda has mainstreamed disaster risk reduction (DRR) across all sectors and put in place strong regulations and contingency plans to address all natural and man-made hazards affecting the country.

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

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European Committee of the Regions
About 49 million people are directly in Hurricane Irma’s projected path, including more than 10.5 million children. Hurricanes Katia and Jose are also life-threatening.
The head of UNISDR, Mr. Robert Glasser, today issued a strongly worded statement in response to the unprecedented volume of extreme weather events unfolding around the world this week.
Children make their way through a flooded street in Madagascar during Cyclone Enawo this March (Photo: UNICEF Madagascar)
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

Rescuers work at the scene of the rubbish dump landslide in Addis Ababa (Photo: AP/Mulugeta Ayene)
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.
In 2016 UNDRR commissioned the development of guidelines on national disaster risk assessment (NDRA) as part of a series of thematic guidelines under its “Words into Action” initiative.