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Colombia

At the World Urban Forum in Medellín, resilience takes centre stage

14 Apr 2014, Guardian, the

'We have been talking about the resilience of infrastructure, and that's very important – but if there aren't any people, it doesn't matter if the infrastructure is resilient or not. This is the foundation of resilience,' said Margareta Wahlström, chief of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Dirección de Gestión del Riesgo (DGR)
  • Website:http://www.sigpad.gov.co
  • Contact:Director
  • Phone:+571 375-0888


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Dirección de Gestión del Riesgo (DGR)
  • Website:http://www.sigpad.gov.co
  • Contact:Director
  • Phone:+571 375-0888
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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