However rare they might be, tsunamis are the single most deadly of all sudden onset natural hazards. Millions of people live and work in tsunami-exposed communities across the world’s oceans.
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Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Action System for Disaster Risk Reduction
A Multi-Hazard Early Warning/Early Action Conference was convened from 20-22 October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and supported by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event was attended by representatives from Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Member States as well as other stakeholders. They came together to appraise, discuss and validate the MHEWS/EA Framework and to provide critical inputs required for the development of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data sharing policy of the MHEWS/EA Framework and the Continental MHEWS/EA Situation Room.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa African Union Commission Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
Consultation Workshop on DRMSCA in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, - On October 14 the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conducted a Consultation Workshop on
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mangrove trees that were hit by the Tsunami several years ago on a beach in the Aceh Indonesia
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, coastal forests helped dampen damage from the tsunami. Building on this, an Indonesian NGO called 'Yagasu' are using mangroves to bolster ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, improve local livelihood, and aid in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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National Consultation Workshop in Lebanon
11 October 2021 – UNDRR ROAS, in coordination with the Disaster Risk Management Unit (DRMU), organized a national consultation workshop in Lebanon at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), under the framework of UNDRR and the Government of
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Jordan
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jordan organized a commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the patronage of the National Center for Security and Crises Management, and the participation of the UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), World Food Programme in Jordan, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The commemoration took place along the National Consultation Workshop to update the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction organized and coordinated by UNDRR ROAS.
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Official Launch of the Latin American and caribbean Network of Women for DRR
Through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction, women and girls will come together to share experiences, ideas and innovative and transformative solutions to the challenges posed by disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Group of people brainstorming on globe
The focus of this year’s IDDRR on 13 October is on a topic which has been pushed to the fore by the debates raging around the faltering response to planetary emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic an, the climate emergency.
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IDDRR Special Session at Expo 2020 Dubai
13 October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Arab States, organized a commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction this year by organizing a special session at the UN Hub at Expo 2020
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street vendor push his cart full of bananas through a flooded street in downtown during the rise of Negro River in Manaus, Brasil (2021).
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today issues a new report “International Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction” which highlights low levels of investments in disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction for the world’s most vulnerable countries.
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