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The latest news from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the lead UN agency for the coordination of disaster risk reduction.

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SRSG UNDRR and Italy ambassador to Kenya shaking hands
Update
On 11 June 2024, the Government of Italy signed an agreement with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to strengthen early warning for early action systems in Kenya for EUR 1.5 million for the period of 2024-2027.
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Inauguration of Tanzania’s ‘Emergency Operation and Communication Center’ Situation Room
Press release
On 14 June, Tanzania celebrated the inauguration of its Emergency Operation and Communication Center (EOCC) Situation Room, which is the first national room to be set up under the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System Programme.
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A man is standing in front of screens in ICPAC situation room
Update
From 12 to 14 March 2024, the annual Co-production and Coordination Meeting of the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Action System was organized by the African Union Commission and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nairobi.
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Group of people walking in a field in Madagascar
Update
Cheneso was the first of the year’s seasonal tropical cyclones to strike Madagascar in January 2023. The flooding affected thousands of homes across six districts. But local authorities say they felt better prepared for this year’s cyclone season.
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Madagascar view of the countryside from the sky - cloudy
Update
Madagascar’s location and socio-economic conditions make it especially exposed to a wide range of interconnected hazards.
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A man stands on a stage during the launch of the EW4ALL initiative
Update
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Early Warnings for All initiative was launched in Mauritius in December 2023 during a two-day event with key stakeholders.
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Group photo participants of the workshop in Uganda
Update
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a national workshop titled “Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Planning” in Kampala, Uganda.
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Two men shaking hands at the Beau Bassin Rose Hill MCR2030 launch
Update
In November 2023, the township of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill took a step forward in enhancing its resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Landscape of the Blue Nile and waterfall in Ethiopia
Update
Ethiopia is severely affected by climate related hazards. As one of the 30 countries identified by the EW4All Initiative, Ethiopia is taking action to implement a multi-hazard early warning and early action system.
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Outside group photo of workshop participants
Update
A national workshop on climate change and disaster-related statistics took place in Lesotho.
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