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The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist bes…
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23 February 2018
This document is the fifth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the public health aspect of disaster risk assessment.  Public health risk assessments are carried out across the different stages of disaster risk manag…
Various risk assessments in the context of climate change examine changes in climatic conditions and respective hazards e.g. for the year 2030, 2050 and 2100, but juxtapose this information with data on vulnerability referring to the present. This is a major mismatch, since not only climatic conditions are changing in the future, but also socio-economic…
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 risk”, by examining biological hazards and by proposing a structure for agencies to mitigate bio-risks. With regard to Priority 1, the paper aims, first, to develop an und…
Natural hazards negatively impact on public health world-wide. Consequently, continuous research on disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction is vital to reduce the detrimental effect on well-being. Disaster preparedness strategies have thus far been unsuccessful in preparing individuals for the psychological stress that a natural hazard threat…
On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami severely damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). Large radioactivity released induced multi-hazard disasters on human livelihoods and ecosystems in the Fukushima Prefecture. In December 2018, some 43,000 residents of Fukushima were yet to return to their hometowns, with…
Ebola outbreaks, which have re-emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have continued to galvanize the regional and global attention. The outbreaks are likely to transcend borders and threaten the global health crisis, especially ensuring “healthy lives and to promote the well-being for all at all ages,” which is grounded in the Sustainable D…
The increased number of intense heat waves and wildfires that has been recorded in recent years on a global basis has raised great concerns; it is apparent that the projected climatic changes may affect such hazards to a large extent in the future. Each year, wildfires result in high mortality rates and property losses, especially in the wildland urban…
Health inequality and environmental justice are two crucial issues concerning informal waste management, and they need suitable data and decisive policy-related remediation to face and solve the extreme exposure and inequities of local communities. In this context, the "REPAiR, REsource Management in Peri-urban AReas. Going beyond Urban Metabolism" pro…