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This report analyses disaster risks for South Eastern Europe at both the country and sub-regional levels, emphasizing transboundary disaster risks and their effects. Risk assessments for all the member countries have been prepared, and country-level and regional issues and potential areas of cooperation are addressed. The report was developed by the Sou…
In Spanish: La tendencia creciente de desastres asociados con eventos climáticos extremos (lluvias intensas, sequías, etc) perjudica seriamente las estructuras económicas, sociales, institucionales, ambientales y, en general, la competitividad del sector agropecuario en las Subregiones Andina y Amazónica y reduce sus oportunidades para lograr un desarro…
As hurricane Dean is heading toward Belize and the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, the ISDR secretariat recalls that early warnings systems are the most efficient systems to save lives against disasters and need to be further implemented at local levels.
In Spanish: A fin de lograr mayor efectividad en la cooperación internacional en temas afines a los preparativos, reducción de riesgo y respuesta a emergencia, y alinear la cooperación a la prioridad del sector educación de los países de la región, es que se organiza la presente reunión con el propósito de definir acciones concretas de interés común qu…
The UN Sasakawa Award Jury has selected Tony Gibbs, a national of Grenada and Barbados currently working with the Pan American Health Organization (World Health Organization in the Americas) on hospital safety, as one of its two 2007 Sasakawa Award Laureates. A pioneer in promoting safe architectural designs against natural hazards, he has made a signif…
“What we are witnessing now in the Caribbean is an example of an effective working early warning system” says Salvano Briceño, Director of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. “The timely warning messages provided by the US National Hurricane Center have been immediately channelled to media that are alerting populations and to civil protec…