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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 part of the activities related to the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNDP 'Strengthening of National Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Capacities' project developed and will publish a book of photo stories...
United Nations Development Programme - Armenia
A radio program has been put together by the State Disaster Coordinating Office along with the National Weather Service and the International Organization for Migration. This program will help the people in Yap to understand the importance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction...
Younis Art Studio - Marianas Variety
Putting children and young people in the spotlight as qualified 'partners' for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is very much welcomed as they 'are often those that are worst affected by such hazardous events,' says Walter Brill, ICMC’s Director of Operations...
International Catholic Migration Commission
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011 was marked in Nepal with a symposium in which stakeholders stressed the need to make children and youths partners in disaster reduction programmes and policy-making according to the Kathmandu Post...
Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Given Dominica's geographical position and landscape coupled with the issues of climate change it is likely that the island will continue to be vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards....
Dominica News Online, Andrews Media Corporation
'While communities across Australia are continuing to recover and rebuild, the next challenge is to make sure we are all prepared for the disaster risks facing us over the coming summer,' declared Attorney-General Robert McClelland...
Australia - government
Dhaka, Sendai City and Quezon City have celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction. For instance, Bangladesh will provide early warnings for cyclones and floods via sending a text message to the mobile phones of its citizens...
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Elizabeth Ranade-Janis takes the opportunity to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction by talking about four disasters that you’ve probably not heard too much about but which impact vulnerable children and families, and deserve more attention...
World Vision International

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