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This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region. The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighti…
This document summarizes the outcomes of the Programme Forum and presents the progress made in disaster prevention and risk reduction during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). It also addresses major concerns in disaster risk management related to education, capacity development, social impact and vulnerability, civil socie…
Key Messages The 2017 drought on the Canadian Prairies was notable because of its rapid onset and severe intensification. Conditions quickly deteriorated due to an early snow melt and below-normal precipitation in the spring. The region then faced its driest summer in 70 years resulting in significant impacts. Drought impacts on the agricultural secto…
This contributing paper examines and describes the complexity and the challenges associated with climate change and systemic risks, presents some systemic frameworks of mental health determinants, and provides an overview of the different types of psychosocial impacts of disasters. Through various Quebec case studies and using lessons learned from past…