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In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods, and recovery will take years. One of the likely effects of climate change is to increase the likelihood of the type of extreme weather events that seems to cause these disasters. But do extreme events have to turn into disasters with huge loss of life and suffering? Dull Disasters?
El Día Internacional de la Mujer es una ocasión propicia para reflexionar sobre cuánto ha avanzado América Latina y el Caribe hacia la igualdad de género y cuánto le falta a la región para alcanzar la verdadera paridad entre hombres y mujeres.
La igualdad de género es un asunto que incumbe a todos porque crea economías más prósperas y sociedades más justas. En la región ya se nota el impacto de la creciente participación femenina en el mercado laboral, un factor que ayudó a reducir la pobreza significativamente durante la década pasada.
for Cost-Effective and Sustainable Disaster Risk Finance Solutions in the Pacific
The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world’s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. In this context, redistribution must be seen as a legitimate way to fight poverty and ensure shared prosperity - and all the more so in countries where growth is driven by extractive industries that are not labor-intensive and often employ very few poor people. Given that most African countries face difficult decisions about how to allocate limited resources among a number of social programs, evidence is important.
Organized by In partnership with With financial support from Understanding Risk (UR) is a global community of almost 3,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment. Every two years, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) convenes the UR Forum—a five-day event to showcase best practices and the latest technical know-how in disaster risk assessment. The Forum provides organizations with the opportunity to highlight new activities and initiatives, build new partnerships, and foster advances in the field.
This map describes the conflicts of the past ten years in Europe and Central Asia regions and the consequences in term of death, IDP and refugees