Why is extreme heat so dangerous for older people? As we get older, we tend to not “feel” the heat as much even though our bodies are less able to handle the heat. This contradiction can have lethal consequences, especially during periods of extreme heat.
Conversation Media Group, the
This study compared the relative risks of heat days on mortalities by vulnerable groups in the past decade (1999–2008) and the recent decade (2009–2018) in four cities, Seoul, Incheon, Daegu, and Gwangju, in Korea.
Springer Nature
For women in the Arab region, water scarcity, food insecurity and conflict, coupled with environmental degradation, resource scarcity and forced migration, ]complicate the struggle to survive and compound the risk for increased inequality and violence.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
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This brief examines the documented realities of LGBTQIA+ people in facing temporary shelters and the basis for an adequate standard of living in disaster settings.
DRR Dynamics Ltd
A disabled old woman affected by the floods stands in front of a temporary shelter in Bangladesh, 2022
This survey has been designed for a person living with a disability or a caregiver to share their thoughts on living with disasters. It will run until Friday 3 March 2023.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami disaster
A new study has found that Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to experience disaster-related home loss, and they are also more likely to develop functional limitations following the disaster.
Boston University
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Stockholm Environment Institute
Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
The Framework for Integrating Rights and Equality (FIRE) ind disaster risk reduction and climate resilience consists of six dimensions which are the focus of this course.
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This guidance argues that people using warnings should be involved in the warning design and implementation from the beginning to build trust, credibility, and effectiveness. Connecting local and external knowledge and experiences achieves the first mile.
Anticipation Hub Global Disaster Preparedness Center UCL Warning Research Centre
This briefing note explains how inclusive warnings must be designed to support people to fulfil their own needs for warnings.
UCL Warning Research Centre
Kevin Blanchard
LGBTQIA+ people are often some of the most marginalised in disasters. We need to build early warning systems that are inclusive of all of society – and that involve marginalised communities in all stages of their development.