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26 November 2010
This publication is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons, which also integrate disaster reduction initiatives aimed at reducing the womens' vulnerability. It draws from documented experiences, of past and present recovery efforts, collected through a desk review and consultations with relevant…
A partnership for accelerated disaster recovery in high risk countries (Version 1.0). Natural hazards pose a growing threat to developing countries that lack financial or material resources to mitigate their risks to catastrophes or recover from the effects. International aid is generously made available once a country is hit by a disaster. But when th…
VIDEO ON-DEMAND Event Description As the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 approaches its midpoint, the United Nations General Assembly has mandated a midterm review of its implementation, with specific reference made to assessing progress toward its core provision to “build back better”. The global pandemic, climate change, and s…
Event Description A series of commemorative events on disaster risk reduction (DRR) is planned in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan for January 2015. Among these: the 20th commemoration of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake; the 10th year of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA); and the 10th year of establishment of the International Recovery Platform (IRP). These fo…
For the urban coastal city of Hong Kong, typhoons are a regular occurrence from May to October. Consequently, Hong Kong’s infrastructure is designed to cope with the strong winds, floods, and storm surges they bring. Recently, however, the territory experienced two powerful storms in consecutive years. In 2017, Super Typhoon Hato struck the region, and…