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ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 March 2017 – Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference. A special session of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction spotlighted their vulnerabilities in the face of natural and human-induced hazards, but underlined that they also have a…
Migration and displacement are history’s oldest and recurring human responses to changing environments, either from social, environmental, economic, or political pressures. Today, the world’s growing population is increasingly exposed to more frequent and multidimensional risks, and the scale of human flows, both internal and cross-border, temporarily o…
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Opening Remarks by SRSG Mami Mizutori Global Consultative Workshop – Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian/Development Contexts 27 February 2020, Geneva, Switzerland Thank you all for being here today. It is my pleasure to welcome you to this important workshop on Scaling up Disaster Risk Reduction in Humanitarian/Development Contex…
Whether refugees living in overcrowded camps or jobless migrant workers forced to return home, the lives of millions of people in Asia-Pacific are threatened by the dangerous combination of displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Congested settlements, inadequate access to healthcare, lack of information, stigma and discrimination are just some of the i…
GENEVA - The COVID-19 pandemic is causing enormous hardship for millions of migrants and displaced who need to be included in both response and economic mitigation measures being put in place across Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster-affected region. “This pandemic has exposed us to what a future 21st century disaster would look like. We ca…
This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability. It unearths the underlying risk drivers of natural hazard-related disaster displacement and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become mul…
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held next year in 2021. …
Date: February 24, 2021 Time: 11:00 am (EST) Plataform: Zoom. Registration link: https://undrr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduGppzsjE9BmlsQJiD1PGX9xTvp69UmE Event available in English and Spanish   In the Americas and the Caribbean, sustainable development is linked to the development of their cities. In an urban region, cities are the scenario o…
(Check against delivery) Commemoration of the adoption of the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement and the Nansen Initiative in 2015 REMARKS BY MAMI MIZUTORI UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 4 FEBRUARY 2021 – Excellency, Prime Minister of Fiji, Ambassador Francois Rivasseau, Ambassador Nazhat Sh…