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Floods streets in  in Dakar, Senegal, 2012
Rising ocean levels threaten dozens of Africa’s rapidly expanding coastal metropolises, resulting in shrinking land area, coastal flooding, more powerful storm surges, and the need for better mitigation.
Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Truck carrying hay on a road covered with water after a flood. Altai, Mongolia.
Millions of people have moved to Mongolia’s cities in the past 30 years, where a lack of infrastructure combines with more intense rainfall to cause misery in slum districts
The Third Pole
Bushfire, Australia
Climate change is driving a worldwide increase in extreme events, and the risks of disasters are rising in Australia. This article offers four examples of potential solutions to stop bushfires, storms and floods in their tracks.
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Resource guides

Access disruptions on roads following a disaster can cause significant social and economic losses. Risk informed infrastructure investment is critical to ensure the construction and maintenance of resilient road networks.

Words into Action
Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Cuba and swept through the East Coast of the United States, causing critical destruction.

Blog: DRR Voices

Dr. Homolata Borah has been working towards reducing disaster risk for some of the most vulnerable communities living in the world’s largest inhabited river island of Majuli in the state of Assam in India.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. She helps Pacific women become active participants in the process of international climate negotiations. 
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030