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Colombia

From parks to jobs, disaster prevention gets a makeover

4 Mar 2015, TRF

Around the world, cities threatened by increasingly severe floods and droughts are looking for ways to cope - a particular challenge when urban space for solutions is often limited. UN and development bank officials have argued for more than 10 years that investing $1 in ways to protect people and assets saves between $4 and $7 in losses from disasters...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD)
  • Website:http://www.sigpad.gov.co/sigpad/index.as
  • Contact:Director General
  • Phone:(57-1) 3751078 ext 102 +571 552 9696


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD)
  • Website:http://www.sigpad.gov.co/sigpad/index.as
  • Contact:Director General
  • Phone:(57-1) 3751078 ext 102 +571 552 9696
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2010 2,217,518
Earthquake* 1999 1,205,933
Flood 2008 1,200,091
Flood 2007 1,162,135
Flood 2005 474,607
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.


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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.