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In order to ensure that policies, plans and activities that are aimed at building resilience are effective, it is important that they are informed by the priorities of those most at risk. Local people have critical knowledge on the risks they face and only when this is utilised will policies, plans and actions to build resilience be effective. It is wi…
COVID-19 is both a health pandemic that is killing thousands and a socio-economic crisis that is threatening the welfare of millions. Although the pandemic affects people across all walks of life, certain groups are more impacted than others. This brief, developed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,…
Whether refugees living in overcrowded camps or jobless migrant workers forced to return home, the lives of millions of people in Asia-Pacific are threatened by the dangerous combination of displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic.  This brief, developed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, highlights t…
… This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change … and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become multiple and/or protracted.  The report argues that preventing protracted and/or …
… co-organized with ESCAP and IRP. 2 The COVID-19 pandemic has been far more than a health crisis. It has posed challenges to governments and societies at their core on … building. It also provides an impetus for investment in critical 21st century public services and effective delivery of global public goods. The recovery process itself must provide an opportunity to build more …
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the DRR progress the Republic of Kiribati has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence among the key global frameworks at the country level; an…
Effective social protection is critical to reduce vulnerability and support timely recovery. However, to date, national systems have been too underdeveloped or not flexible enough to allow them to expand before or during emergencies. Despite these shortcomings, many countries in Asia-Pacific are relying on social protection mechanisms to respond to and…
… planning). While EbA reduces vulnerability to climate change and increases adaptive capacity. • Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction provides a … pathways to strengthening resilience, establishing disaster risk reduction coping strategies and building back better without leaving no one. Similarly, NbS and … and care for the environment in their hydraulic engineering designs, while coping with challenges such as sea level rise, land subsidence and extreme natural …
… workers, and older persons. The far-reaching impact has underscored the need for countries to review how they manage disaster risk, demonstrating again the … A multihazard approach allows for the prioritization of hazards for mitigation action, and thus, more efficient use of resources. Moreover, as disaster risks span … in the Bangkok Principles on the implementation of the health aspects of the Sendai Framework and the World Health Organization’s Health Emergency and Disaster Risk …
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Afghanistan under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for…