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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.

To mark the launch of the first 2024 World Risk Poll report – Resilience in a Changing World – Gavin White, Thematic Lead for REAP, highlights some insightful findings for disaster reduction practitioners and early warning experts.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll
Mexico City.
End of May and beginning of June 2024, Mexico and surrounding regions experienced extreme heat. Mexico already reported 125 heat-related deaths this season.
World Weather Attribution
Group of people putting out fire
A new report by a global safety charity has revealed that individual resilience across the world dropped between 2021 and 2023, increasing people’s vulnerability in the face of climate-related disasters and other shocks.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll
Algal bloom in Cancún, Mexico, seen from space
Research briefs
A team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists plan to use artificial intelligence modeling to forecast, and better understand, a growing threat to water caused by toxic algal blooms.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
New members of the Scientific Committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme have been appointed by the International Science Council (ISC).
International Science Council (ISC)
PIlaga children, Argentina
About 35 million children are living in areas exposed to Atlantic hurricanes during what could be the most active hurricane season in recorded history, Save the Children said. We stand side by side with children in the world's toughest places.
Save the Children International
Research briefs
Researchers at the University of Southampton have conducted the most detailed spatial analysis to date of storm surges along the coast of the UK and Ireland.
University of Southampton, the
The latest projections by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggest its disaster relief fund - used to respond to major disasters - is forecast to run a deficit by September, as it had been on track to do.

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