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Two Mexican women walking in front of a yellow wall.
Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly developed a National Strategy for Resilient Communities.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
The international community is gearing for global market shocks after India, the world’s second-largest wheat producer, halted most wheat exports to protect its national food security, while advocates call for attention to the whole Southeast Asian region
The Energy Mix
G7 foreign minister, GermanynMay 2022
Foreign Ministers from G7 countries released a joint statement on humanitarian assistance, calling for governments to scale up anticipatory action, and increase financial support for early humanitarian action ahead of predicted hazards.
United Kingdom - government
As wildfires devastate swathes of the Western United States, parts of the Midwest and East Coast also face an increasing threat due to accelerating climate change risks, researchers say.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Sounding the alarm after last year’s devastating fire season, a new report by WWF Greece points to a series of failings in the management of wildfire prevention funds and the need for better oversight.
Kathimerini
Amir Beg Khusrawi still has vivid memories of a flash flood that swept through his village in Afghanistan’s rugged northeast a decade ago.
United Nations Environment Programme
Debris and twisted metal of collapsed bridge
Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded.
Columbia University
The inaugural Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENA) Climate Week was held in Dubai from 28-31 March 2022. Mercy Corps held two sessions discussing how to build climate resilience in Jordan.
Flood Resilience Portal