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This publication is a collection of the study group seminar proceedings and interviews conducted with disaster recovery experts, accompanied with analysis and reference materials towards identifying an assessment methodology for recovery community development. The research was jointly implemented with the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), Disaster…
This study focuses on the 2006 landslide tragedy in the Philippines, where an entire community, including its people, its productive assets, and its socio-cultural resources, was totally buried. It reports on the various levels of recovery that have been achieved among the provision of community services and facilities such as health, education, recreat…
The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for all states around the globe. The Member States of the European Union have experienced first-hand how deadly the risks of the virus can be and how important it is to be prepared and mitigate the risk of any type of emergency. Since the start of the pandemic in the first quarter of 202…
November 18, 2021, BRUSSELS – Barcelona, Greater Manchester, Helsingborg and Milan have been unveiled as the first four European cities recognised as “Resilience Hubs” for their policy and advocacy work in addressing growing climate and disaster risks. The cities were chosen by the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative and will serve three-year terms…
Considering that “disasters are inevitable in countries with high vulnerability index” such as Bangladesh, more options to further reduce the impacts of disaster are important. “Building back better” after a disaster is one of those options – seizing the opportunity to correct the limitations and failures of previous practices, policies, and programs du…
Event Description ObjectiveThe International Recovery Platform (IRP) is mandated to address gaps in recovery issues. The International Recovery Forum 2011 aims to highlight the importance of pre-disaster recovery planning in response to the recommendations of governments during the International Conference on DRR in Shanghai, China, 27-29 July 2010. Th…
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…