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Knowledge management and education can help communities located in hazard-prone areas gain a better grasp of the ways to cope with risks. Education has been recognized as an essential element in sustainable development and is entirely linked with disaster

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Every year, some 195 million people in more than 90 countries are exposed to catastrophic flooding. Of all natural disasters, floods affect the greatest number of people worldwide and have the greatest potential to cause damage. When they occur in less

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In recent years many earthquakes such as those pictured opposite have caused widespread loss of life and destruction of property, and have caused devastation for people and damage to the environment. Earthquakes have always occurred and they always will

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A summary and evaluation of EC projects related to Avalanches, Earthquakes, Floods, Forest Fires, Landslides, Multirisks, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes.

'This is crucial information for improving disaster preparedness', says a physicist who coordinated the implementation of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System in a report published by NatureNews....
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This Guide provides a set of tools to assess existing structures and capacities of national, district and local institutions with responsibilities for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in order to improve the effectiveness of DRM systems and the integration

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The first Partnership Development Workshop under the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) South-South Cooperation Programme launches in India....
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This booklet was elaborated as "questions & answers" between a volcanologist and a volcano. It teaches children what a volcano is, the different types of volcanoes, and their level of risk.

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