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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.

Karachi opens heat relief centres in bid to cut death toll

16 Jun 2016, TRF

After nearly 1,300 people died in extreme heat in Karachi last summer, the city is stepping up preparations for this summer, opening 179 heatstroke centres. Officials have also trained scores of new ambulance drivers and are working with utility companies to try to keep electricity and water flowing for the city's 24 million during the month-long Islamic fast of Ramadan.

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

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