GAR 2019 contributing papers

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The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

2019

Ebola outbreaks, which have re-emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have continued to galvanize the regional and global attention. The outbreaks are likely to transcend borders and threaten the global health crisis, especially ensuring

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

Brazil is not an exception to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in several countries. However, assessing the spatial and temporal identification of drought episodes is an extremely complex process. Drought indices are particularly useful

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

It is estimated more than 150,000 people die from fires or burn-related injuries every year. Over 95% of fire deaths and burn injuries are in low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile, urban growth is said to be one of the 21st century’s most

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

Volcanic ash is an excellent archetype of an ‘extensive hazard’. Ash fall occurs frequently and intermittently during volcanic eruptions, and populations in close proximity to persistently-active volcanoes report ash impacts and distribution that have

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

The Earth’s natural ecosystems and physical environment in which communities live are rapidly deteriorating and, in turn, increasing the risk of premature morbidity and mortality of people worldwide. Hydrometeorological hazards are concentrating

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Emerald Group Publishing Limited
2019

Disasters differ markedly in their speed of manifestation, which in turn greatly affects how researchers as well as authorities interpret and respond to them. In theory, disasters with a gradual and creeping onset are easier to manage than sudden and

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction