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BANGKOK – “Trusted, timely, accurate, simple and widely shared risk information saves lives, particularly when it reaches the last mile and is used by vulnerable communities”. This how the Chief of UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Loretta
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The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean but the private sector has a vital role to play in helping people recover from the crisis and adapt to the new normality, said industry experts. Implementing
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Recent Webinars 12 August 2020. Webinar: Youth engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change 12 August 2020. Webinar: Strengthening Early Action Early Warning Systems​​​​​​​ 4 August 2020. Webinar: Business Disaster Management Plan Self
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Situation development In Croatia, this story began on 22 February 2020, with the first death attributed to COVID-19 in Italy. The same day, the Civil Protection Coordination Centre was established by the Croatian Government. It assembled, among others
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A new online platform tracking the progress of COVID-19 as it edges through Central America and the Dominican Republic will help countries contain the virus and minimise its social and economic impact. The publicly-available SICA COVID-19 Information and
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GENEVA - The world’s parliamentarians were urged today to set their differences aside and act in unity at the national level to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. “We don’t need to use this virus to score political points against each other. Strong national
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The chance of a deadly Caribbean hurricane clashing with the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slim but many countries are bracing for a two-tier crisis as they grapple with complicated logistics, limited resources and scant supplies. Training
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GENEVA - The COVID-19 pandemic has tipped the world into recession and the world’s most disaster-prone region Asia and the Pacific is really feeling the economic pain. Tourism is a good barometer of that pain as small and medium sized enterprises make up
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The UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States will host a webinar discussing youth leadership and their response to COVID – 19. UNDRR aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders, and to ensure they are looped into decision-making conversations about
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GENEVA - Some of the world’s most disaster-prone nations are gearing up for their greatest challenge in the coming months when cyclones and floods can be expected to force the evacuation of millions of people while COVID-19 remains a widespread menace