News & Announcements

Explore the latest News and Announcements on disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond on the PreventionWeb knowledge.

A swollen river in Asayita, Ethiopia due to heavy rainfall
After years of drought the short rainy season in the Horn of Africa brought exceptionally heavy rains, particularly in November, leading to severe flooding in the South of Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many regions in southern and central Somalia.
World Weather Attribution
São Tomé and Príncipe is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the form of increased precipitation and sea-level rise, with most assets along the coast and near rivers.
World Bank, the
UChicago, NCAR research suggests world will see ‘record-breaking’ winds
University of Chicago
Woman raising her hand against domestic violence
We know extreme heat can pose health risks, especially for vulnerable groups. But increasingly, research is highlighting a relationship between hot temperatures and violence. We found violence increased with warmer weather and the reasons are complex.
Conversation Media Group, the
Rohingya refugee women wait to collect relief aid at the palongkhali makeshift Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on October 06, 2017
As the international community gathers in the United Arab Emirates for COP28, the converging effects of the climate crisis, violent conflicts, and geopolitical upheaval are increasingly clear.
World Bank, the
Lincolnshire in the UK prepares for major emergencies with digital twins and drones
Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF) has gone live with new geospatial and drone technology from Esri UK to help it better prepare for emergencies across the county, including flooding, loss of critical infrastructure or pandemics.
In order to advance the understanding of earthquakes and thus improve the estimates of related hazards, it is essential to systematically collect superficial coseismic geological data as soon as possible in the struck area.
European Earthquake Geology Task Force (EMERGEO)
A man overlooks a wildfire visible from San Francisco under a hazy sky turned orange
Continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gases fuelled record land and ocean temperatures and turbo-charged a dramatic acceleration in ice melt and sea level rise, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Is this page useful?

Yes No Report an issue on this page

Thank you. If you have 2 minutes, we would benefit from additional feedback (link opens in a new window).