While some of the dangers that summer brings are more obvious—such as wildfires and hurricanes—others may be less obvious or intuitive, such as inhaling smoke from wildfires, which can be as harmful to your health as smoking several cigarettes a day.
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
World Bank, the
International Recovery Platform
Respondents with the greatest economic and mental health impacts from Hurricane Harvey were respectively four times more likely to experience income loss during the pandemic and five times more likely to suffer severe anxiety because of the pandemic.
Around 33 million people affected by floods that engulfed a third of Pakistan and millions need immediate assistance as floods damaged health facilities. Pakistan faces outbreaks of several diseases like diarrhoea, dengue and COVID-19.
To strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies with multidimensional impact, a regional roadmap built on the lessons learnt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is set to be rolled out in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization - Regional Office for South-East Asia