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Philippines: UNICEF prepares for Typhoon Maysak/Chedeng


'UNICEF is ready to support the government with pre-positioned emergency supplies from our local warehouses in Manila, Tacloban, and Cotabato once the emergency hits. In times of disasters, children face the risk of disease outbreaks, malnutrition, violence and disrupted education. Our priority is to ensure that children and their rights and welfare are protected before, during and after disasters,' said Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Philippines Representative....

  • Malawi: Development unsustainable if not risk informed – UNDP ASG

    UNDP Malawi

    UNDP Assistant Secretary General (ASG) Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu has said unless development is risk informed, it will not be sustainable...during her visit to Malawi after attending the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai...She said countries need to make investments before disaster hits to minimise consequences of the disaster...

  • New US-Japan collaborations bring Big Data approaches to disaster response


    'We're proud to collaborate with JST to address the global need for Big Data and data analysis for disaster management,' said Jim Kurose, head of NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. 'Collaborative programs such as this one bring diverse perspectives and expertise to bear in mutually synergistic ways on critical problems that impact all of society. These are challenges that no single country can address in isolation'...

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