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The 2011 Van earthquakes occurred in eastern Turkey near the city of Van.
An extremely large earthquake has occurred in the southeast of Turkey, near the border with Syria. Data from seismometers which measure shaking of the ground caused by earthquake waves suggest that this event was a 7.8 on the moment magnitude scale.
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Young Ghana woman watering her land with newly planted fields
New report warns that water is the “most urgent challenge of our lifetime,” with climate change-linked water crises already taking a toll on people, the environment, and economies.
World Bank, the
Shepherd leading a flock of goats in a sandy and dusty environment in Africa.
University of Liverpool researchers are developing a new forecasting tool that uses climate data to help better predict and prepare for infectious diseases outbreaks in the Horn of Africa.
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These resources explore the economic, social and environmental dividends of investing in disaster risk reduction.

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Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters

The Izmit Earthquake occurred on 17 August 1999. The magnitude 7.4 earthquake, which lasted less than a minute, struck the Anatolian fault system with the epicentre at about 7 miles southeast of Izmit.

Blog: DRR Voices

LGBTQIA+ people are often some of the most marginalised in disasters. We need to build early warning systems that are inclusive of all of society – and that involve marginalised communities in all stages of their development.
In Liberia, challenges abound, but progress will prevail. Joining MCR2030 is helping its cities build resilience to disease outbreaks, and reducing the impacts of natural hazards.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030