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President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on IDDRR 2022
“Extreme weather events do not need to become disasters,” says Mozambique's President Nyusi on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the launch of a joint UNDRR-WMO publication on multi-hazard early warning systems.
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Speightstown, Barbados
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged all countries to achieve 100 per cent coverage of their populations by early warning systems within the next five years.
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Two indigenous women work outdoors
Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.
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Concept of brain network
Why is it that individuals and governments still do not invest enough in disaster risk reduction (DRR), despite experience and evidence of its value?
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Long lines at a grocery store following power outages and frigid temperatures in Texas, USA (2021)
Texas was facing a disaster – but the natural hazard was only the trigger. The failure of power grids is a technological consequence: one that can be measured, quantified and ultimately reduced.
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Myriam Urzúa Venegas
During GP2022, Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Secretary of Integral Risk Management and Civil Protection of Mexico City (SGIRPC), was recognized for her professional career with the first place of the Sasakawa 2022 Award.
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SRSG in the Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a living example of the importance of resilient infrastructure and good governance, two key factors in disaster risk reduction policies.
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Group photo of PARTneR event in Samoa
New Zealand's The Pacific Risk Tool for Resilience (PARTneR) project aims to tailor a multi-hazard risk analysis tool to inform disaster risk management in Pacific Island countries, with pilots in Samoa and Vanuatu.
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Wat Hong Thong located in a mangrove forest area , a temple on the sea , Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao ,Thailand
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
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Kingdom of Tonga viewed from above
In times of disasters, persons with disabilities are the most vulnerable. With support from the United States, this is the narrative that the Kingdom of Tonga seeks to change.
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