Communities of fire adaptation and mitigation practitioners are attempting to improve fire outcomes by using their power as a system of connected entities – as networks – to influence each other, those who they serve, and the systems they work in.
Three years after a severe drought in southwestern Angola, people in the area continue to suffer. Hunger remains pervasive and they are still losing livestock. A report set out factors that made the impact of the drought worse.
The purpose of this report is to discuss the need for improved individual and community preparedness and response to compound dry-hot extreme events, and to highlight the benefits such improvements would bring.
When floods occur, places that are hard to reach with conventional emergency services are especially vulnerable. In collaboration with local NGOs, Mercy Corps is helping Nepalese communities to be better prepared for dangerous and costly flooding.
This document outlines the work being carried out by SHEAR (Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience) projects in different countries to better understand and forecast disasters, and minimize the risk they pose to vulnerable communities.
Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience
Caritas India initiated SHIRKAT, an Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction programme, to reduce the risk of disaster and increase the community’s capacity through engaging and training them on different aspects of the disaster.