Hurricane Katrina raised the bar for disaster risk management


'As it has sought to build back better, New Orleans has transformed itself into a role model for disaster resilience. It continues to invest heavily in improving flood defences and major efforts have been made to engage citizens in the renewal of the city', says head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström,...

  • India: View disaster management as a core development issue, says expert

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    'This would require strengthening institutional systems as well as empowering communities to become more resilient. Development of disaster response system at taluk and block levels would help in effective risk mitigation,' according to Kamal Kishore, Member, Ministry of Home Affairs. Kishore also calls for building structures according to code...

  • Zimbabwe: Fleeing drought - Climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east


    Droughts linked to climate change in Manicaland's western low-lying areas are the underlying cause for the migration of thousands of people to 'fertile land not designated for human habitation' in the eastern highlands...This could lead to the area 'facing a drought of their own', reports Thomson Reuters Foundation. UNDP has launched a $4 million fund to find a solution to this climate change-induced migration...

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Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology

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