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Tim Lehmann
Following the 30th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation is calling for a decision to be taken to prioritize climate risk reduction...
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A simple early warning system that used local volunteers shouting through megaphones to warn people about the impending cyclone saved thousands of lives when Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh last week...
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"We realized that we still had a long way to go to be able to fully respond to a disaster of such a scale when it happens so abruptly." Jean-Luc Martinage spoke to Andrews Frimpong, Secretary General of the Ghana Red Cross Society.
A group of six agencies was found themselves debating this question...
The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction on 10 October will be marked this year by a regional workshop on School Education and Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, and a ceremony on the Day. Both events will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.
'To help leverage the synergies between the disaster risk reduction and climate change agendas, I am considering how to strengthen our disaster risk reduction capabilities.' - The Chair's Summary, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon...
'What happens when a school really lets its pupils down: when the walls collapse sideways and the heavy tiled roof pancakes down in a couple of seconds? ...'