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Early Warning

The set of capacities needed to generate and disseminate timely and meaningful warning information to enable individuals, communities and organizations threatened by a hazard to prepare and to act appropriately and in sufficient time to reduce the possibility of harm or loss

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Why isn't there a global body to monitor drought?

9 Oct 2015, Guardian, the

Drought is arguably the biggest single threat from climate change, reports the Guardian. Its impacts are global. Some say drought triggered the crisis in Syria that sent tens of thousands of refugees heading for Europe this summer. Yet calls to head off future disasters by establishing a UN body to provide a global drought early warning system, first made almost a decade ago, remain unfulfilled...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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