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Catastrophic floods have hit Pakistan in recent weeks that have killed over 1,000 people, displaced close to 500,000 and impacted the lives of over 30 million residents. The floods have left more than one-third of the country submerged in water.
United Nations Environment Programme
The heaviest rain in Seoul in 115 years has spurred the South Korean capital to revive a $1.15 billion plan to improve drainage after floods exposed how even the affluent Gangnam district is vulnerable to climate change-driven extreme weather.
Thomson Reuters
This week's deluge brought the heaviest rains in 115 years in Seoul, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. At least 10 people have perished due to the torrential rain that has swept across the northern part of the country since Monday.
Thomson Reuters
Panorama od old town and mountains of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
COP27 host Sharm El-Sheikh has set its sights on being recognized as a global leader in urban disaster resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
To mitigate the impacts of urban floods in Seoul, the researchers established flood-vulnerable areas as target areas where green infrastructure planning was applied using the Stormwater Runoff Reduction Module (SRRM).
Natural Hazards (Springer)
A Ponghang City fumigator truck is conducting COVID-19 disinfection in the city of Ocheon-eup in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea on the afternoon of March 16, 2020.
The Republic of Korea’s disaster risk reduction strategy calls for immediate, coordinated response, followed up by ongoing oversight by a dedicated team at the appropriate level of government. Three examples show how this strategy has been activated.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
Local leaders forum at the GP2022 on 23 May 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.
Local governments play an essential role in disaster risk reduction and building resilience. At UNDRR’s 2022 Global Platform, the Local Leaders Forum opened a productive discussion on important issues around disaster resilience at city and district level.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Row of floating houses in the Netherlands
OCEANIX today unveiled the design of the world’s first prototype sustainable floating city. OCEANIX Busan aims to provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by climatic threats.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
A busy street in the heart of Seoul in South Korea.
The Republic of Korea has experienced rapid industrialization and economic growth since the 1960s, becoming a highly urbanized and densely populated country with a complex and diversified social structure.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
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This paper asks to what extent learning has occurred with regard to COVID-19. That is, of past experience with pandemics, whether countries learned from the pandemic experience of others, or from their own experience with other types of emergencies.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)