Poverty and disaster risk reduction

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Poverty is both a risk driver and consequence of disasters. These resources explore the nexus between poverty and disasters, as well as efforts to reduce disaster risks for vulnerable populations.

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2023
This paper presents the Tomorrow's Cities Decision Support Environment. It facilitates a participatory, people-centred approach to risk-informed decision making, using state-of-the-art procedures for physics-based hazard and engineering impact modelling.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Landslide on the Manali
As low-income, informal settlements bloom in the tropics, their risk of landslides increases. A new modeling tool incorporates urbanization factors to protect the region’s poorest neighborhoods.
American Geophysical Union Eos - AGU
It is critical that the insurance industry, the development community, and governments across the world come together even more closely to extend much-needed, affordable insurance to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
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2022
This report shows how innovative finance solutions can bolster climate resilience in the fast-urbanizing Asia and the Pacific by helping microfinance institutions (MFIs) funnel emergency support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Asian Development Bank
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2022
The study captures the tryst of the Dalit and Adivasi communities that bear the brunt of historical descent/caste-based oppression, inequalities and discrimination with recurring droughts in the region.
National Dalit Watch of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
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2022
The novelty of this study is to examine how flooding leads to or aggravates poverty levels, which is highly plausible in the case of Nigeria and particularly the Makoko community.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
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2022
The recommendations provided in this report offer a basis for the Asian Development Bank to scale up extreme heat-related adaptation support in urban areas of Asia and the Pacific.
Asian Development Bank
A man overlooks a wildfire visible from San Francisco under a hazy sky turned orange
Study finds lower-income homeowners are at higher risk of wildfire, canceled homeowners insurance.
University of Georgia
Labourers on construction sites are falling sick due to extreme heat - but when they can't work, they lose income, which makes it hard to afford enough to eat
Thomson Reuters
Jacobabad in Pakistan's arid Sindh province is in the grip of the latest heatwave to hit South Asia -– peaking at 51 degrees Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) at the weekend.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd