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Social Impacts & Resilience

Consequences of a hazardous event on the physical, economic and psychological well-being of individuals and on the functioning of a community. Features of a social system that help to avoid losses and maintain or recover satisfying living conditions after a shock.

India: Distress migration increased in Odisha's Ganjam due to climate change

17 Apr 2015, Orissa Diary

The prolonged drought occurences in Odisha are believed to be the key factor behind the migration of poor landless agriculture labourers and small farmers to other states, reports Orissa Diary. In a consultation today of the Ganjam Disaster Response Forum, suggestions to mitigate this migration included climate change adaptation practices and opportunities...

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