Updates

Official Launch of the Latin American and caribbean Network of Women for DRR
Through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction, women and girls will come together to share experiences, ideas and innovative and transformative solutions to the challenges posed by disaster risk.
Blue pins on a city map
For IDDRR 2021, the DRM PPG spoke to Jenty Kirsch-Wood, Head of Global Risk Management and Reporting at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Management, on a range of topics around disaster risk reduction, and the importance of the IDDRR campaign.
The catastrophic debris flow destroyed a road between national parks Manyara and Ngorongoro on November 28, 2011, in Tanzania
Flood researchers keenly watch the evolution and response to extreme flooding events, especially in Africa. As these disasters unfold, and in many cases the fatalities rise, the reports make the headlines for a day or two – and then trail off just as quickly.
Wetlands in Latin America
The shift toward crisis management and recovery threatens to derail progress on crucial work such as alleviating poverty, providing sanitation and clean water, and protecting communities against climate change.
Climate.gov is the nation’s leading online resource for advancing climate literacy and building resilience to climate impacts. The improved Climate.gov is an asset for families, communities, and businesses.
Mountain Village, Alaska, which accommodates 855 residents, are sinking due to thawing permafrost. Ninety per cent of people living in Yupik village are Native Americans.
October 13th marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – a UN observed day that highlights the importance of international cooperation to reduce disaster risk and save lives.
Between 2012 and 2020, in response to the 2010 Earthquake and Hurricane Matthew, Haiti strengthened its national and local disaster risk management capacity and made investments to improve the resilience of its road network, which benefited 150,000 residents.
Permafrost is thawing with the changing climate, and that’s shifting the soil and everything on it, including bridges, which are increasingly crucial for rural residents who can no longer trust on river ice in spring and fall.
Why climate, development, and disaster sectors must work together to achieve global goals