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Every week the PreventionWeb team of editors selects the latest news and research, reports and publications on disaster risk reduction – here is their selection of the latest must-read content.

Pregnant woman sitting on a bench
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Global warming is part of this threat. Increasing temperatures are linked to deteriorating health, especially in vulnerable populations, including pregnant women and children.
Conversation Media Group, the
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Documents and publications
This study assessed the damage caused by the 2022 flash flood in Sindh and identified flood-susceptible zones based on the frequency ratio (FR) and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) models.
California wildfires, July 2021
Research briefs
Many studies look at the effect of climate change on wildfires. However, this study sought to understand the reverse - whether large fires are also changing the climate. The study found that large fires did have an effect.
University of California, Riverside
Antigua and Barbuda Hurricane Damage
Research briefs
Tweets analyzed by NSF NCAR scientists offer insight into effective hurricane risk messaging
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Person holding an umbrella during a hot day in a square
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Many countries have seen extremely hot weather lately, but in most of the inhabited world, it’s never going to get “too hot for people to live here,” especially in relatively dry climates.
Conversation Media Group, the
Samburu landscape viewed through swarm of invasive, destructive Desert Locusts.
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Kenya is currently free from desert locust. However, developing capacities should continue so that the country is always prepared to manage any invasion. Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, and Wajir remain frontline desert locust invasion counties.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
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Documents and publications
The Discussion Paper reviews the current and potential roles of social protection and jobs (SPJ) policies and mechanisms in supporting address the challenges related to climate change.
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Documents and publications
This report summarizes how the Nature-Based Solutions Opportunity Scan supports the World Bank, its clients, and development partners to identify NBS investment opportunities, understand the associated benefits, and integrate interventions into projects.
Tired young athletic man in sportswear lying on the lanes of a running track taking a break from training
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Leading heat physiologists Professor Mike Tipton and Dr Jo Corbett warn that intense heat at the Paris Olympics could lead to competitors collapsing and in worst-case scenarios dying during the Games.
University of Portsmouth
Digital thermometer showing a high temperature in a town
Research briefs
With applications in clothing, construction and food storage, the new textile reduces heat from both the sun and thermal radiation from nearby buildings.
University of Chicago
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