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Targeting property flood resilience in flood risk management
This article evaluates property flood resilience (PFR) to manage pluvial and combined tidal/ fluvial flood risks.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
This is a contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021. The study focusses on drought-affected population in Angola, drought-induced crop yield losses in UR Tanzania and drought-related hydropower losses in Zambia.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In this paper, the authors assess tangible and intangible disaster recovery dynamics following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes and aftershocks in order to understand household adaptive capacity and transformation. They randomly selected 400 households in four communities across two highly impacted districts for surveys and interviews at 9 months and 1.5 years afterwards and returned at 2.5 years to share and discuss results.
Progress in Disaster Science (Elsevier)
Resilience Learning Module I
This module aims to provide a base structure for workshops to empower local and regional governments (LRGs) with the basic understanding, knowledge, and tools necessary to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience building into their policy cycle, strategies, and development plans.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction United Cities and Local Governments United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
This report indicates that the digital gender divide is blocking women from becoming equal stakeholders in society, putting entire communities at greater risk during emergencies.
International Telecommunication Union
Cover image for Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian Action
This concrete set of recommendations and accompanying checklist outlines specific actions to better integrate disaster risk reduction into humanitarian response.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over Ayeyarwady, Bago (West), and Yangon Region of Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 5 Aug 2020. Within the analyzed area of about 37,000 km2, a total of about 2,300 km2 of lands

United Nations Satellite Centre

Preliminary observations, impact, and severity*: Visible structural damage in the analyzed zones of Beirut seaport of 5 August 2020.

United Nations Satellite Centre