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Corniche seaside street and seafront of the city of Alexandria, Egypt
The city is sinking, and as it does so, seawater is seeping into the fertile delta. More than 90 per cent of Egypt is desert and the increased risk of saline contamination of the most productive agricultural region is potentially catastrophic.
Water Science Policy
Two Mexican women walking in front of a yellow wall.
During emergency evacuations, displacements and return, risks of sexual and physical violence, partner violence, forced and/or coerced prostitution, child and/or forced marriage, and trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor are heightened.
World Bank, the
A woman fetches water from a nearly dry well at Shahapur Taluka, Maharashtra, India
Prajkta Harishchandra Gaikwad from the Yashwantrao Chavan School of Social Work describes how communities in the Satara district of Maharashtra are using traditional earthen pots to keep drinking water cool during heat waves.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
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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