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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

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Keeping it local to curb risk in Cameroon

13 Oct 2015, UNISDR AF

Residents of a flood-prone community in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé are deploying local knowledge to curb the risk of disasters and epidemics by tackling the trash that blocks drainage ditches. To honour its members' efforts, the 25,000-strong community of Nkolbikok has been named a Champion of Disaster Risk Reduction by UNISDR, to mark International Day for Disaster Reduction today...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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