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Planet prepare: Asia Pacific disaster report


Preparing coastal communities in Asia for future catastrophes

This World Vision report not only looks at the latest research around climate change but also examines how communities from Bangladesh to Papua New Guinea are being severely impacted by storms and sea level rise.

The report says billions needs to be spent on strengthening community resilience in villages and cities, educating children to be disaster ready, putting in place disaster-resistant infrastructure and early warning systems, and giving people new job options. For the report researchers interviewed climate migrants in the Pacific islands who are being forced from their homes by salt-water encroachment, farmers in Bangladesh whose land is collapsing into the sea and survivors of Cyclone Nargis, the deadliest storm ever to hit Myanmar, among others.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Early Warning, Education & School Safety, Environment, Governance, Social Impacts & Resilience, Structural Safety, Vulnerable Populations
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Storm Surge
  • Countries/Regions:Asia, Oceania, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/8131

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