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10 October 2014
… MADRID, 9 October 2014 - The recurrence of flooding, one of Europe’s most persistent natural hazards, presents … can be attributed to climate change and increased rainfall. The rest is down to human behaviour, including building in the wrong places. The EFDRR, held in Madrid, … of the big lessons from the tragedy is that individual countries cannot handle such disasters alone, he said. In December, Britain’s southeast coast suffered some of its …
ABUJA, 16 May 2014 - A disaster-resilient future for Africa will have to take account of the fact that it is the region of the world that will suffer the most from climate change and which struggles the most when it comes to capacity to manage present and future disaster risk, the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard yesterday.…
NEW YORK, 19 May 2014 – Following on a statement by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that “economic losses are out of control and can only be reduced in partnership with the private sector,” the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today launched the R!SE Initiative to mainstream disaster risk management into corporate planning and investm…