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The latest updates on disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond in the Prevention Web knowledge base.

As soaring temperatures drive thousands of Filipino schools to send pupils home, what is the cost to children's education?
SLF researchers expect an elevated wildfire danger in the Alpine Foreland from 2040 onwards due to changing meteorological conditions. The danger currently remains very low in that region, but there is likely to be a shift as a result of climate change.
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Private sector's role varies from corporate social responsibility activities and creating an interface between businesses and communities, to ensuring that innovative technical solutions for disaster risk reduction.
Flood Resilience Portal
Iceberg with arch
A key uncertainty in how much and how fast the seas will rise lies in whether currently “stable” parts of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet can become “unstable”. One such region is West Antarctica’s Siple Coast.
Conversation Media Group, the
The catastrophic debris flow destroyed a road between national parks Manyara and Ngorongoro on November 28, 2011, in Tanzania
In Tanzania, SMS’s and community notice boards are really simple, low-tech ways to make complex scientific information accessible to people vulnerable to climate change effects like flooding. 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
A woman being wheeled in a wheelchair at the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 27 May 2022, Bali, Indonesia
Locations around the globe are experiencing climate disasters on a regular basis. But some of the most marginalized populations experience disasters so often it has come to be normalized.
University of Kansas
The global protection gap related to climate shocks and disasters keeps growing. Improving access to financial services for resilience has become a policy question among development partners and developing countries.
World Bank, the
A new statistical analysis of the interaction between El Niño and rising global temperatures due to climate change concludes that the approaching summer in the tropics has nearly a 7 in 10 chance of breaking records for temperature and humidity.
University of California, Berkeley

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