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11 October 2016
GENEVA, 11 October 2016 - Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives. WHO has commended the Nigerian Government for its strong leadership and effect…
This newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) praises for Pacific disaster risk management and climate change strategy; (ii) the launch of a survey on disability and disasters; (iii) 2013 floods a "turning point"; (iv) Pacific's drought risk; (v) UNISDR honouring Canberra as a Role Model city for UNISDR's Maki…
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8 June 2011
… process for the GPDR. Its subject also considers issues discussed in related publications of ISDR partners. Finally, it contributes to the comprehensive range of … process for the GPDR. Its subject also considers issues discussed in related publications of ISDR partners. Finally, it contributes to the comprehensive range of …
… Office for Africa in Arusha, Tanzania tomorrow. The Workshop aims to accelerate action in the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy on disaster risk … of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The integration of risk reduction into policy and development programmes in Africa is the best way to address disaster … of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The integration of risk reduction into policy and development programmes in Africa is the best way to address disaster …
BEIJING, 26 September - Over 40 officials from China, Africa and the United Nations are taking part in a three-day “Sino-African High-Level Seminar on Drought Risk Reduction” which is calling for drought risk reduction to be on the agenda of the next year’s Sino-African Summit for Development Cooperation. Opening the Beijing High-Level Seminar yesterda…
… of just how some countries are faring, or not, with the implementation of disaster risk reduction education seven years after such education was requested by the Hyogo …
… GENEVA, 16 October 2013 – Disaster risk management should be a key component of poverty reduction efforts, … living in the 49 most hazard-prone countries in 2030. The countries most at risk of disaster-induced poverty are Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, … who is also ODI’s Head of Climate Change. “While greater investment in reducing disaster risk is crucial, political incentives have to shift. We have too long only …
ABUJA, 16 May 2014 – Africa today became the first world region to make a comprehensive set of recommendations for a new UN global agreement on reducing disaster risk, recognizing that most disasters in Africa are water-related and that efforts are needed to prevent conflict as part of overall efforts to build resilience to disasters. On the closing da…