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News & Announcements
Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond.
People living in the same area affected by a disaster will experience it differently depending on their individual vulnerabilities and capacities. These vulnerabilities, and intersecting vulnerabilities, are often invisible in data, policy and practice.
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A tsunami detector buoy is floated off the Nicobar Islands, India
While incidents such as the eruption of are relatively common as volcanoes are naturally unstable, unpredictable and exist throughout the world.
Conversation Media Group, the
The eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano triggered tsunami waves that also reached Ecuador. The country set off its electronic sirens.
HÖRMANN Warnsysteme
More than two-thirds of America’s public school students live in counties that experienced major climate disasters between 2017 and 2019. Socially vulnerable students were hit especially hard, struggled to recover, and in some cases lost ground.
The Energy Mix
The ability to provide a “volcano forecast” could help reduce the significant health, safety, and even economic impacts of eruptions; they regularly disrupt aviation and the global supply chain we depend on.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Thanks to the Civil Society Organization Initiative, around 2.4m affected and at-risk people were reached in 8 Member States, covering a broad spectrum of society.
World Health Organization
A new 10-year plan announced by the U.S. Forest Service in early 2022 aims to change its forest management. It outlines an ambitious strategy, but Congress will now have to follow through with enough funding to carry it out.
Conversation Media Group, the
Increased climatic events spur CARE International in Timor-Leste and Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste to join forces to strengthen emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction
CARE International