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Kochi, India
WRI India worked with Kochi’s local government to establish urban forests in flood- and heat-prone areas of the city – building communities’ resilience to the impacts of climate change, creating employment opportunities and improving quality of life.
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A Syrian girl at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
Around the world, climate change, violence and poverty are forcing people from their homes. The UN’s refugee agency estimated that by mid-2022, there were 103 million people displaced from their homes, compared to 90 million at the end of 2021.
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Aerial view of a burned area
The 2023 Canadian wildfire season is off to a roaring start. In Alberta, there have been more than 560 wildfires so far — the highest recorded number of fires since 2018, and the season has only just begun
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Find out more about reducing risk through responsible waste management.

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Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters

Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated the northeastern Caribbean in September 2017, particularly Dominica, Saint Croix, and Puerto Rico.

Blog: DRR Voices

In Klaipėda, Lithuania, a group of young climate and ecology activists decided to mark Earth Day by inviting 300 students to develop a disaster prevention and response plan to avoid a climate apocalypse in Lithuania.
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.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030