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This study aims to present the legal aspects related to involving various national and international disaster management stakeholders in the countries where the Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform (PIROI) operates. As such, the study selected

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Early detection of the onset of a caldera collapse can provide crucial information to understand their formation and thus to minimize risks for the nearby population and visitors. Here, we analysed the 2007 caldera collapse of Piton de la Fournaise on La

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24 countries bordering the Indian Ocean will engage in Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018, a large-scale tsunami exercise based on two scenarios. The exercises will give Indian Ocean countries an opportunity to test standard operating procedures, communication links between stakeholders, communities’ tsunami preparedness and evacuation procedures.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
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The purpose of this note is to provide an overview of the impact of four main types of hazards (cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes or tsunamis) on the ISLAND project partners (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, La Reunion, Zanzibar). This

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This report provides a review of financial risk transfer mechanisms geared to mitigate economic impact of disasters for small island states in the context of natural and climatic disasters. The report reviews different tools in use in the region as well

This NASA Earth Observatory image shows the sediment-choked Onibe River, in Madagascar, after Tropical Cyclone Giovanna in February 2012.
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Indian Ocean states are taking important steps to strengthen their individual and collective disaster risk management. Five islands – the Union of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar – are working to establish and manage disaster loss databases. The 2005-15 Hyogo Framework for Action highlights the importance of accounting for past losses that can provide a basis for better risk assessments, more appropriate disaster planning and effective measures to reduce vulnerability and exposure. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), in a joint effort with the Indian Ocean Commission’s (IOC) ISLANDS Project, is supporting the strengthening of local capacities and expertise so that the countries are able to produce their own risk assessments and loss databases.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Sur le long terme, la prévention des risques cycloniques passe par des mesures réglementaires dans la construction et l'urbanisme. Dans les zones exposées aux cyclones, les Plans de prévention des risques (PPR) "inondations" et "mouvements de terrain" peuvent prescrire ou recommander des dispositions constructives ou des dispositions sur l'usage du sol...
Le Monde
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Les résultats de cette expérience sont essentiels pour mieux comprendre la formation des points chauds qui, comme en Islande ou à la Réunion, peuvent provoquer des éruptions volcaniques aux conséquences parfois désastreuses pour les populations...
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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