Women and girls should be at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work. By bringing together UN agencies, regional and international organizations with local authorities to identify and fulfill the needs of impacted communities, the Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster aims to integrate gender and protection concerns into humanitarian response.
The head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) calls for governments to step up efforts in disaster preparedness to cut the rising bill for disaster response. A fresh approach to funding is critical as humanitarian needs are expected to keep rising.
New high-performance materials and components in houses, and improved construction methods offer greater resistance to the three major hazards in the United States: wind, flood, and fire. The author provides several methods and technologies used to design houses that can stand up against these three major hazards.