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On September 9th, MCR2030 had its FIRST INPPERSON CAPACITY BUILDING in the Americas and the Caribbean! Under the guidance of MCR2030 Technical Advisor, Clément Da Cruz, and with the collaboration of the State of São Paulo Civil Defense, municipal officials from 14 cities in the state acquired practical knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction, building urban resilience and using MCR2030's tool for self-assessment of resilience capacities for local governments - the Scorecard.
Low visibility due to ash fall over the island during eruption of La Soufriere volcano.
Menaced by increasingly ferocious and costly hurricanes, alongside eruptions, earthquakes and floods, Caribbean countries have made huge strides towards developing multi-hazard early warning systems (EWS).
Aerial view of La Datcha beach (Le Gosier plage) in Guadeloupe.
The Caribbean’s fragile economy is being battered by the pandemic that is keeping tourists from its tropical beaches and leaving heavily-indebted countries ill-prepared to cope with violent hurricanes and other emergencies, say experts.
Port on Barbados
Trinidadian entrepreneur Stacey-Ann Pi Osoria has built her one-woman business on emergencies. Selling inflatable sandbags, flood barriers and mobile shelters, she provides the vital equipment and training her clients need to reduce their disaster risk
A typical Mising house, called Kare Okum (or chang ghar in Assamese), is an innovative way to keep floodwaters at bay as it is built on a raised platform supported by bamboo stilts.
Floods in the Brahmaputra river, one of the largest rivers in the world, cause massive loss of lives, livestock, crops, and properties every year in India’s northeast. The Mising community, an indigenous community in India's northeast region that has lived close to the river for centuries, has turned to architectural innovations to adapt to the annual flood hazard and reduce disaster risk.
Disaster preparedness
When COVID began to infiltrate the Caribbean, WFP helped Dominica implement systems to more efficiently collect and analyze the data needed to determine who was eligible for payments to help ride out the pandemic.
School in the Caribbean
The disruptive school closures sparked by the crisis have underscored the need for a stronger focus on educational continuity and school safety as the region faces ever-more complex risks.
Flood in Nepal
The growing use of mass media and early warning systems through data collected from meteorological and hydrological stations and the rainfall-runoff model is proving effective in saving lives in Nepal.
Port Expulsion
At 6:07 p.m. on 4 August 2020, Beirut witnessed one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history, as 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for six years without safety measures at Beirut's port exploded, sending a devastating blast wave
After Hurricanes Iota and Eta ripped through Central America in 2020, many were forced to flee with little more than the wet clothes on their backs, leaving their houses destroyed and even bodies of family members buried in thick mud. Instead of returning