News and announcements

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.

View from above of a river going through a jungle forest
Over the last 4 years, the river and its surrounding area within the Amazon basin have experienced a lava dam collapse, 500 million tons of sediment displaced down the river, landslides and the formation of what is dubbed the "Ecuadorian Grand Canyon."
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A Syrian girl at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
The economic damage wrought by climate change is six times worse than previously thought, with global heating set to shrink wealth at a rate consistent with the level of financial losses of a continuing permanent war, research has found.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The federal government requires all public housing to be heated to keep residents warm, but it does not require cooling. So Miami-Dade County has taken action on its own.
Yale Climate Connections
Research briefs
Despite a cooler-than-average summer last year, Californians face a growing risk of heat waves that will impact public health as climate change progresses.
Public Policy Institute of California
Understanding multi-hazard approaches is crucial in an era of escalating natural hazards leading to disastrous impacts on Earth’s citizens.
European Geosciences Union
Family collecting their harvest on a truck, India
The first year that production fell, he assumed bad weather was to blame. The reality was much more dire.
Yale Climate Connections
Shepherd leading a flock of goats in a sandy and dusty environment in Africa.
A record-breaking drought, fueled by the El Niño weather pattern, has caused widespread crop failure and national emergency declarations in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Without harvests of maize, millions in the region are facing a severe hunger crisis.
Yale Environment 360
The Climate Investment Funds’ resilience programming helped build or rehabilitate more than 12,000 units of small-scale infrastructure and almost 3,000 km of roads. A new Results Deep Dive publication looks into what was delivered in 15 countries.
Climate Investment Funds

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