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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the

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This brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on migrants, refugees and displaced people and offers some policy recommendations to ensure their health and well-being are protected in COVID-19 prevention, response and recovery.
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This brief highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on certain groups of people and offers some key policy recommendations to ensure no one is left behind in COVID-19 prevention, response and recovery.
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Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá , 9 de marzo 2020 - Cuando la campesina Haydee Rodríguez habla, la gente escucha. Lo hacen porque su mensaje es poderoso: el valor de la comunidad en la reducción de riesgo y, más importante aún, el valor de las mujeres como
Partnerships key for reducing disaster risk
The two-day meeting bringing together more than 35 stakeholders and partners from across the Arab region finds that resilient sustainable development is only possible through an all-of-society approach.
Panelists: (left to right) Dr. Jean D’Çunha, UN Women; Kirsi Madi, UNISDR; Amjad Saleem, IFRC; Adalah alAtiry, Palestine; Iman Rafii, Lebanon;  Dr Richard Asaba Bagonza, Uganda.
Greater effort must be made to include women in disaster risk management.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the opening of the 6th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
The head of UNISDR, Mami Mizutori, today told the Americas Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, that effective disaster risk management requires an inclusive, all-of-societry approach.

This document is the eleventh in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to inclusive risk assessment

Faces of Resilience: Chilal and her mother, Ms. Oumie Sissokho, Director of Operations, Gambia National Disaster Management Agency, at the last Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
For International Women's Day, UNISDR chief, Ms. Mami Mizutori, made an appeal for UN Member States to use the Sendai Monitor to provide better data on the impact of disasters on women and girls.
Bushfires in Australia (Photo: Gary Hayes)
International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13 will see the launch of a major awareness raising initiative in Australia on the role that gender plays in disasters and how improved understanding can help reduce the numbers of people affected by disasters, the theme of this year’s International Day.