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25 Apr 2017 description

New study highlights benefits and costs of action and inaction on drought

Working paper seeks to support policy and practice on drought mitigation and preparedness

20 Apr 2017 description

By Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

A nightmare scenario for any community is to be taken by surprise in the middle of the night by a sudden disaster such as the mudslide that swept away hundreds of lives earlier this month in the Amazonian town of Mocoa in Putamayo, Colombia.

11 Apr 2017 description

Recognizing that Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization has launched the Training Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to improve the capacity of national technical services in West African countries. The programme seeks to reduce the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on the agricultural sector and to support sustainable development.

09 Apr 2017 description

Heavy rainfall has caused devastating flood and landslides in Colombia and Peru, with heavy casualties, damage to property and infrastructure and economic disruption.

05 Apr 2017 description

Los deslizamientos de tierra que comenzaron en la madrugada del 1 de abril en la región amazónica de Colombia, fueron producidos por lluvias inhabitualmente intensas y por los desbordes de los ríos Mocoa, Mulato y Sangoyaco. El pueblo de Mocoa ha sido casi completamente sepultado, miles de personas han sido afectadas en distintos municipios y se encuentran sin agua potable ni electricidad, cientos de viviendas han sido destruidas y el Gobierno colombiano ha contabilizado 254 muertos oficialmente hasta hoy 3 de abril.

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