Disaster Risk Management

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The city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and UNDRR have embarked on a partnership to assess the resilience of the capital city and to develop a comprehensive plan of action to reduce risk. Mr. B. Rakhmanqulov, Deputy Mayor of Tashkent, the largest city in
UN peacekeeper carrying a infant whose family was impacted by flooding in Haiti in 2007
The Laos dam collapse, the massive flooding in Iran last year, and the quarter of a million people displaced by drought in Afghanistan. These might seem like isolated events, but they all have one thing in common; they are disasters that could have been prevented. Prevention is at the core of disaster risk reduction, which aims to help communities and countries address underlying risk factors and build resilience.
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UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
ICLEI - East Asia Secretariat
Ningbo
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Dubai Municipality
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Dubai
Ministry of the Interior and Safety
Incheon Metropolitan City
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Goyang

Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, D2

Org. Setting and Reporting

Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries.

Rohingya refugees working on FAO's slope stabilization programme in the Cox's Bazar camps
During last year's monsoon season, over 40,000 Rohingya refugees were affected by landslides and floods. UN agencies, Bangladesh Red Crescent and other NGO partners are working to reduce disaster risk in the camps with a strong focus on the environment.
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Departamento de Defesa Civil de Campinas
Coordenadoria Estadual de Defesa Civil, Governo do Estado de São Paulo
Campinas
As COP25 continues, UNDRR talked to women forced to start news lives in Dhaka's teeming slums as Bangladesh struggles to cope with the impacts of the climate emergency
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Bangkok