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By David Singh GENEVA, 26 October 2011 – The UN has issued a flash appeal for US$15.7 million to provide emergency assistance to El Salvador which has now been pounded by heavy rains and floods since 10 October. Tropical Depression 12-E arrived in El Salvador two weeks ago bringing more rainfall than Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and registering the highest…
… TEGUCIGALPA, 11 May 2012 - Weak disaster preparedness and recovery planning in two of the world's most disaster-prone countries were discussed over four days this week by government officials, mayors, local government representatives and international risk management experts in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as they seek to develop national …
… Central America, marked a “before and after” for the region’s approach to disaster risk reduction, an international conference heard. The Category 5 storm, the highest … is bracing for the 2018 hurricane season, which runs from June to November, with memories fresh of last year’s deadly storms, among the worst ever. … The region has also taken up the challenge of harmonizing risk management policies with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan for reducing …
This collection of papers was written by different experts following the impact of Hurricane Mitch in Central America in October 1998. From regional and community perspectives, the authors describe how communities were organized, how they dealt with stress during the crisis, and how they participated in the daily process of making decisions on reducing…
… and communities in disaster recovery assistance - Contingency plans for coping with disasters: A need that cannot be postponed - Agents of Change: The Role of Children … the case of the Dominican Republic - Not everything is climate change’s fault! Disasters in the Region: - Hurricane season 2009 in the Caribbean ISDR Global: - World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009 - Reducing disasters and avoiding economic and environmental losses: A priority in the Americas - …
… Strengthening connections between communities and local government - Fiji: Beyond early warning and response: Risk-sensitive local development - France: Memo’Risks: Students survey community risk knowledge - Indonesia: Many partners, one system: An integrated Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for Jakarta - Indonesia: The …
… According to a report by the NGO Oxfam, 'The Tsunami's Impact on Women',  … Management, 2002‐2009 Program Report.  … Good  Practices  in  Community‐Based  Disaster  Risk  Management, 2002‐2009 Program Report.   …