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DRR or CCA: What matters in the end is resilient community. And that is what this issue aims at.
Disasters are often seen as extraordinary events that occur suddenly to cause widespread loss of life and property in the communities they strike. However, there are underlying causes of vulnerability that keep on incrementally increasing the exposure of a community to a disaster in over time. Thus, resilience building in an exercise of systematically identifying and reducing these underlying causes of vulnerability to build resilient communities.
We know so little about the risks our children face in our cities! This issue addresses this gap to help better make Asian Regional Plan for implementation of SFDRR in Asian cities. This issue is also a first step to inform the upcoming UN Habitat III Conference on ‘Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development’, Quito, Ecuador, in October 17-20, 2016.
Post COP 21 Paris: Now What?
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 140, December 2015:
Worth of Any Agreement is in its Implementation. And this issue exactly does so.
The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is scheduled to happen from 22–26 June, 2014. A biennial conference, organized jointly by UNISDR and various Asian Countries, the AMCDRR brings together several stakeholders to exchange ideas, innovations and best practices related with disaster risk management. The theme of this year's conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities.
What is the vision of resilience? Here is an issue that addresses it.
Floods, A Social and Technical Problem?
This issue of southasiadisasters.net aims to provide an overview of the current flood situation in South Asia and the situation at the beginning of the monsoon season. It also sheds light on technical aspects of monsoons in South Asia and related problems of flooding. The second and third issues will go into the activities of international organisations, local governments and communities in dealing with floods, and more.
Asia is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world.
- Immediately after the disaster the first
requirement is large-scale shelters. Erection of any permanent or semi-permanent
shelters is time-consuming, costly and difficult.
2. Cheap greenhouses/net-houses might be an answer. They can provide immediate and cost-effective relief to homeless people.
3. After 2001 Bhuj earthquake a number of experimental greenhouses were converted into shelters and have worked successfully. Two models of 10' x 12' (good for family of 6 to 7 people) were designed and set up. Later 5000 of these units were set up around Bachau.