A man uses a modified wheelchair to ride above monsoon floods
With 1 billion, or 15% of the world’s population, experiencing a form of disability, and 80% of whom living in low- and middle-income countries, it is crucial that persons with disabilities be accounted for in disaster risk management activities.
Commuters wade knee deep floods in Jakarta, Indonesia
The policy director of the UN agency that coordinates international humanitarian relief efforts called for ‘transformational shifts’ in thinking and action at the climate summit in Glasgow.
Thanks to the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, Yaoundé Six, Cameroon, has developed a disaster risk reduction action plan to enhance living conditions in its informal settlements.
EFDRR in Matosinhos Portugal 25 November 2021
Governments across Europe and Central Asia have backed a roadmap towards preventing future disasters including new pandemics in the face of growing threats from climate change and disease outbreaks.
UN-Habitat has implemented the Flood Resilience Building in Ulaanbaatar Ger Areas since 2019, funded by the Adaptation Fund, not only as an adaptation project but also as one to lends ‘voice’ to the priorities of the high-risk communities and vulnerable residents.
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This paper explores the contradictions presented by formal interventions into communities in view of their event-centric nature that differs considerably from the community's experience of disaster risk and recovery within the everyday context.
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Barcelona, Greater Manchester, Helsingborg and Milan comprise four of the first six cities awarded as global Making Cities Resilient 2030 Resilience Hubs for climate and disaster risk reduction.
An Indian farmer processes payments through his mobile phone
This new Fund will help accelerate the testing, adoption and scalability of digital innovations that enable the world’s most vulnerable populations to adapt, anticipate and absorb the negative impacts of climate change.
Welcome to Kalumburu sign at the entrance to a remote outback Aboriginal community in Western Australia's Kimberley region (2013)
Remote Indigenous communities in Australia will experience the impacts of climate change disproportionately to the rest of the country.