Photo by Flickr user Chris Ford CC BY 2.0  https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschoenbohm/5369661257

Jamaican government moves to reduce fiscal exposure to disaster

Gleaner, the

Jamaica is contributing $427.5 million to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRF) next fiscal year with an aim to actively enhance the country's fiscal resilience to disaster, reports the Gleaner...

  • New Zealand: Earthquakes demonstrate people caught by surprise

    Canterbury Univ

    'What any community needs to know is what the next disaster can do, and prepare by altering its behaviour so that when any disaster happens, the effects will be,' says University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies. He will be speaking at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction...

  • Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific impact some 80 million people, new UN study shows


    'One important lesson from 2014 is that end-to-end early warning systems save lives,' said Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ESCAP’s Disaster Risk Reduction Division. According to the report, lessons from 2014 clearly show that building resilience remains a key priority in protecting lives and assets in the Asia and the Pacific...

Subscriptions:   RSSEmail
Sign up today to make your city resilient to disasters
Global Assessment Report

Get involved:
Follow the Post-HFA consultation process towards a new post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction