Volcano

The UK’s Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards (IRNH) Programme was established in 2010 to support science-led research aiming to increase social and economic resilience in earthquake-prone and volcanic regions. IRNH marked a new direction for

Volcanic ash is an excellent archetype of an ‘extensive hazard’. Ash fall occurs frequently and intermittently during volcanic eruptions, and populations in close proximity to persistently-active volcanoes report ash impacts and distribution that have

Mami Mizutori, head of UNDRR and Lieutenant General Doni Monardo at the official signing of the Joint Declaration
Following the deaths or disappearances of over 4,600 people last year in 2,426 recorded disaster events, Indonesia is stepping up efforts to improve disaster risk management.
UNISDR released a major report today on economic losses from disasters, the theme of this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction which is celebrated globally on October 13.
Gobierno de Canarias
Cátedra Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres. Ciudades Resilientes
Universidad de La Laguna
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
"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.
The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, speaking at today's opening ceremony for the 6th Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
Americas Regional Platform for disaster risk reduction is opened today by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos who calls it "an amazing opportunity" to make progress on reducing disaster risk.
Twenty years after Hurricane Mitch claimed thousands of lives across Central America, it is now common practice for the countries of the Americas to come together every two years to discuss prevention and resilience. The upcoming conference in Colombia is the first of its kind to include participation from National Statistics Offices and parliamentarians.
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.
Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) during press conference to show potential impacts of recent Mount Agung eruptions (photo: Pacific Disaster Center)
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today expressed his concern for the people and Government of Indonesia as the likelihood of a large volcanic eruption on Bali’s Mount Agung continues to become more imminent.