Early Warning

Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Action System for Disaster Risk Reduction
A Multi-Hazard Early Warning/Early Action Conference was convened from 20-22 October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and supported by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event was attended by representatives from Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Member States as well as other stakeholders. They came together to appraise, discuss and validate the MHEWS/EA Framework and to provide critical inputs required for the development of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data sharing policy of the MHEWS/EA Framework and the Continental MHEWS/EA Situation Room.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Development Programme - Asia-Pacific Regional Centre
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - Jakarta
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Volunteers from the Red Crescent Society in an awareness-raising event in Dhaka
The need for a multi-hazard approach is one of the key lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, and one that UNDRR advocates for all to follow as an important building block to save lives and to reduce the percentage of GDP that countries lose to disasters.
Image of water front village in Lao PDR
The $5.5 million project aims to reduce the impacts of disasters caused by hazards by increasing the utilization of early warning and risk information in Cambodia and Lao PDR.
Low visibility due to ash fall over the island during eruption of La Soufriere volcano.
Menaced by increasingly ferocious and costly hurricanes, alongside eruptions, earthquakes and floods, Caribbean countries have made huge strides towards developing multi-hazard early warning systems (EWS).
International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses - Key Messages
The focus of this year’s IDDRR is “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.”
The Sendai Seven Campaign in 2021 - Concept Note
In 2021, the IDDRR focus is on Target f: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.
Flood in Nepal
The growing use of mass media and early warning systems through data collected from meteorological and hydrological stations and the rainfall-runoff model is proving effective in saving lives in Nepal.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Ministry of Public Health (Thailand)
Bangkok