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… The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to disaster preparedness and response. In planning safe evacuation from disaster events, … the current pandemic. In view of this, UNDRR and UNDP have developed this Guide for School Administrators, based on best practices from Japan and elsewhere. This Guide … is reduced authorities should need alternative shelters that are still disaster resilient. The identification of such resilient assets should become part of risk …
… social protection provides in the prevention, management, and recovery from disasters. The region needs to invest in health and social protection systems and to … the impact of the cyclone on the poorest Fijians by more than 20 percent with a cost-benefit ratio of almost 1:4.15 Despite the fiscal constraints, the benefit of ex- … guarantees and universal health coverage for the entire region.23 4. Adopt a human rights-based approach to social protection Social protection is enshrined in the
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7 September 2007
… Reducing Disaster Risk: A challenge for development and the World Disaster Report of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. … Reducing Disaster Risk: A challenge for development and the World Disaster Report of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. …
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on countries in the Asia- Pacific region. Not only have the health consequences led to over 170,000 deaths in the region, but the socio-economic costs have exceeded those of the Asian financial crisis in 1997. The cascading impacts of this health emergency have affected every sector, with the poore…
… approach towards prevention and risk-informed recovery and development.This report presents the results of a 2020 survey and literature review conducted by the Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). It features lessons learned and insights on how disaster risk reduction …
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 … groups are more impacted than others. This brief, developed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, highlights the …
… 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 the … of speakers and participants in the April 9, 2020, webinar on  Reducing COVID-19 vulnerability amongst displaced populations and migrants , co-organized with the … could render them defenceless against COVID-19 in addition to climate and natural hazards. This is especially critical when considering that many refugee camps and …
This paper explains how mitigating the emergence and spread of infectious disease necessitates mapping and prioritising the interdependencies between public health and other sectors. Conversely, during an international public health emergency, significant disruption occurs not only to healthcare systems, but also to a potentially wide range of sectors,…
The intention of this paper is to contribute to Sendai Framework Priority 1, “Understanding disaster risk”, and Priority 2, “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster
The Earth’s natural ecosystems and physical environment in which communities live are rapidly deteriorating and, in turn, increasing the risk of premature morbidity and mortality of people worldwide. Hydrometeorological … diseases. This study performed a retrospective health risk assessment on two recent disaster events where such impacts unfolded, namely the 2015 south east Equatorial …