Recovery

Aerial view of La Datcha beach (Le Gosier plage) in Guadeloupe.
The Caribbean’s fragile economy is being battered by the pandemic that is keeping tourists from its tropical beaches and leaving heavily-indebted countries ill-prepared to cope with violent hurricanes and other emergencies, say experts.
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The year 2020 saw Asia-Pacific deal with the dual occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic along with climate-related disasters, which triggered cascading impacts across sectors. As the region was already not projected to achieve any of the Sustainable
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Geneva, Switzerland/ New York, USA / Incheon, Korea According to UN data, today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. COVID-19 is ravaging the world, challenging cities and their
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With over 2400 participants from about 149 countries and territories, the first session of a new joint certification programme was held in June, focusing on an overall course introduction and key topics. Under the theme of “Build back better: Harnessing
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After Hurricanes Iota and Eta ripped through Central America in 2020, many were forced to flee with little more than the wet clothes on their backs, leaving their houses destroyed and even bodies of family members buried in thick mud. Instead of returning
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We need to apply scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management and promote the creation of risk science in view of the permanent and growing increases in hazards, vulnerabilities and greater exposure.
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More than 300 people from Latin America and the Caribbean came together virtually to address the progress in disaster preparation in the region. The meeting took place within the framework of the workshop entitled “Enhanced Disaster preparedness for
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
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Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres
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World Food Programme
26 March Side Event
2020 was an unprecedented year for the Asia-Pacific region with the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by a succession of climate-related disasters, threatening to derail decades of hard-earned socio-economic progress. Many countries in the region now face