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This World Humanitarian Day UNDRR is celebrating women leaders in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, who are working to build resilience in their communities.
These women are the 15 finalists for the 2022 Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Excellence Leadership Award, proudly sponsored by SM Prime.
Twelve inspiring women are the finalists for the 2022 Rising Star Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Leadership Award.
Chintan Pandya
This article offers an overview of smart evacuation management systems – which make use of soft computing techniques – as a component of DRR strategies, including crowd monitoring, disaster prediction, evacuation modelling, and guidelines for evacuation.
Carla Tavares
Participating in the MCR2030 campaign inspired Amadora, Portugal, to promote DRR through partnerships, awareness and public information sessions, as well as investment in emergency planning.
Kevin Blanchard
Hyper-marginalisation increases levels of vulnerability within a part of society that already experiences discrimination, and as a result can experience the impacts of disasters or crisis situations as more severe and harder to recover from.
Kathy Oldham
As an MCR2030 Resilience Hub, Greater Manchester is committed to working with cities across the world to create a more resilient future. This blog post shares some of the city region's initiatives, to inspire other cities to join the road to resilience.
Olivia Nielsen Dave Hodgkin
The war in Ukraine will have cascading, long-term impacts – including a secondary environmental disaster caused by uncontrolled asbestos. In reconstruction, strategic planning around asbestos hazard management is needed to ensure a better, safer recovery.
Kevin Blanchard
Marginalised groups often experience greater losses and impacts in disaster contexts. Research suggests that the importance of animals for these groups during and after disasters is underrepresented.
Miguel Angel Trejo-Rangel Victor Marchezini Daniel Messias dos Santos Marina Gabos Medeiros José Carlos Luzia Rodrigues
Between 2000 and 2018, Brazil was hit by 65 flood-related disasters, representing close to 71% of disasters recorded. They were also the deadliest – causing 2,435 fatalities out of a total of 2,767.