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IDDRR - Fighting inequality for a resilient future
13 October is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR). We invite you to share your IDDRR events and campaigns with our global community.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Aerial picture of a flooded Texan residential area
Argonne researchers and partners have developed a new methodology for estimating increased flood risk from climate change.
Argonne National Laboratory
Flash flood in a desert
A downward counterfactual is a thought about the past where things turned for the worse. Most thoughts about the past are upward, how things might have been better – but cat modelers need to consider downward counterfactuals.
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While El Niño and La Niña events can drive disaster risk, understanding these phenomena can help inform early warning and boost preparedness efforts.

Words into Action
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

PreventionWeb spoke to Miguel Telo de Arriaga, Head of the Division of Literacy, Health and Well-being at Portugal’s Directorate-General of Health to learn more about the country’s approach to risk communication, and how this is applied to reduce risks.
The experiences and concerns of diverse marginalised groups remind us that technological advancements should align with a commitment to equity and representation.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
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Fighting exclusion through early action: disability inclusive disaster risk reduction

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ARSET - Transforming Earth Observation (EO) Data into Building Infrastructure Data Sets for Disaster Risk Modeling


21st European Week of Regions and Cities 2023 - Bridging the gap in cross-border cooperation: societal resilience and disaster risk reduction

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Brussels, Belgium

Training on enhancing inclusive local disaster risk reduction strategies using disability inclusion Scorecard annex