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Participants at MCR2030 peer exchange
Central Asian city representatives discussed disaster risk management and preparedness with Greater Manchester authorities, including lessons learnt from dealing with emergencies experienced by the British city such as severe winter weather and floods.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
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More risk data is produced every day. However, new findings often don't make it out of the scientific silo to the broader public. In the face of false information, it is essential to search for new ways to make risk information accessible for everyone.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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As the world grapples with the impacts of the climate crisis, effective risk communication is critical to reduce disaster risk. But the rise in fake news and disinformation can hamper efforts to raise awareness of risks and prepare communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Bonn technical forum
Three UN agencies are working together to develop a new tracking system for disaster impacts following agreement at COP27 on a global loss and damage fund to provide assistance to developing nations suffering from the impact of climate change.
UNDRR Bonn Office
Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate-related disasters, and will benefit greatly from the UN Secretary-General's plan for Early Warnings for All. To cover all of the continent will take a huge effort, but the first steps have already been taken.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
SRSG Mami Mizutori with UN SG Guterres at COP 27
UN Secretary-General’s Early Warnings for All Action Plan, announced at COP27, advances UNDRR’s strategy for a world with zero climate disasters.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on IDDRR 2022
“Extreme weather events do not need to become disasters,” says Mozambique's President Nyusi on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the launch of a joint UNDRR-WMO publication on multi-hazard early warning systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Why is it that individuals and governments still do not invest enough in disaster risk reduction (DRR), despite experience and evidence of its value?
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Long lines at a grocery store following power outages and frigid temperatures in Texas, USA (2021)
Texas was facing a disaster – but the natural hazard was only the trigger. The failure of power grids is a technological consequence: one that can be measured, quantified and ultimately reduced.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction