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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights
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.

The increased number of intense heat waves and wildfires that has been recorded in recent years on a global basis has raised great concerns; it is apparent that the projected climatic changes may affect such hazards to a large extent in the future. Each

It is estimated more than 150,000 people die from fires or burn-related injuries every year. Over 95% of fire deaths and burn injuries are in low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile, urban growth is said to be one of the 21st century’s most

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

Fire prevention covers controlling both fire hazards and fire risks. Preventing wildfires through controlling the quantity or arrangement of forest fuels can be a solution. Fuelbreaks are a common method of applying hazard reduction. Fuelbreaks are man

Wildfire outbreaks in West Africa during the last decade have become a huge challenge towards biodiversity, soil fertility, fora and fauna, agricultural sector development and the promotion of traditional medicine in this zone, and they facilitate land

UNISDR's Mami Mizutori and Debarati Guha-Sapir of CRED summarise the impact of disasters in 2018
Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for the majority of the 10,733 lives lost in disasters last year while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, according to analysis of 281 events recorded by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in its EM-DAT (International Disaster Database).

This simulation game from the UNISDR involves five scenarios requiring players to save lives by building upon an established community and providing defences and upgraded housing to prepare for an inevitable disaster. Each scenario can be played on easy

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.