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07 Oct 2016 description

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The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

15 Feb 2013 description

Natural Disasters in Asia

Analyses of EM-DAT disaster statistics for the last decades provide us with insights on the trends and patterns of disaster occurrence and impact, both globally and in individual continents, regions and countries. From 2002 to 2011 worldwide, a total of 3,800 disasters killed over 1 million people, affected 2.5 billion others and caused US$ 1,453 billion of economic damages.

02 Feb 2012 description
report Irish Red Cross

Ireland Donates €70 Million to Emergency Appeals

It was announced today that Ireland has donated more than €70 million to Red Cross emergency appeals over the last 10 years. Speaking at the Irish Red Cross in Dublin, Annita Underlin - Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Europe Zone, said that, ‘the generosity of the Irish public has literally changed thousands if not millions of lives around the world’.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

30 Mar 2011 description

To see the document on-line go to http://ecfr.eu/scorecard/2010/

The European Council on Foreign Relations today publishes the European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2010, the first comprehensive annual assessment of Europe's performance on the world stage.

The Scorecard - which looks at how member states and EU institutions contributed to the successes and failures of Europe's foreign policy - shows how preoccupation with economic crisis led to the marginalisation of foreign policy in …

26 Jan 2011 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 26 janvier 2011 (IRIN) - En 2010, cinq des catastrophes les plus désastreuses, en termes de morts, de biens matériels et d'infrastructures, ont eu lieu en Asie. Investir dans la planification en prévision des catastrophes pourrait grandement contribuer à limiter le nombre de victimes, ont dit les experts.

« Les catastrophes en Asie sont principalement dues aux inondations et dans une moindre mesure, aux tempêtes.

25 Jan 2011 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 25 January 2011 (IRIN) - In 2010, five of the most devastating disasters, measured in loss of lives, goods and infrastructure, occurred in Asia. Investing in disaster planning could go a long way to keeping the number of casualties down, experts said.

"Disasters in Asia are largely due to floods and, in the second instance, storms.

24 Jan 2011 description

Genève - Selon le Centre de recherche sur l'épidémiologie des catastrophes (CRED), les 373 catastrophes naturelles recensées en 2010 ont fait 296 800 morts et près de 208 millions de sinistrés, et ont entraîné quelques 110 milliards de dollars US de dommages.

Les deux catastrophes les plus destructrices, le séisme en Haïti du 12 janvier et la vague de chaleur en Russie cet été, qui ont respectivement occasionné 222 500 et près de 56 000 victimes, font de cette année 2010 l'une des plus meurtrières des deux dernières décennies.

« Ces chiffres sont affligeants ; toutefois ils …

24 Jan 2011 description
report UN News Service

24 janvier 2011 - En 2010, près de 373 catastrophes naturelles ont été recensées dans le monde, tuant plus de 296.800 personnes, affectant plus de 20 millions d'autres et coûtant près de 110 milliards de dollars aux Etats, indique un rapport du Centre de recherche sur l'épidémiologie des catastrophes (CRED) de l'Université catholique de Louvain, en Belgique, réalisé en partenariat avec l'organe de l'ONU chargé de la Stratégie internationale de prévention des catastrophes (ONUSIPC).

Les deux catastrophes les plus meurtrières ont été le séisme du 12 janvier en Haïti, …

30 Nov 2010 description
report Swiss Re

Zurich

According to initial estimates from Swiss Re's sigma team, worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 222 billion in 2010, more than triple the 2009 figure of USD 63 billion. The cost to the global insurance industry was USD 36 billion, an increase of 34% over the previous year. Approximately 260 000 people died in these events, the highest number since 1976.

In 2010, severe catastrophes claimed significantly more lives than the previous year: nearly 260 000 were killed, compared to 15 000 in 2009.

13 Oct 2010 description

By Mohammed Mukhier, head of the community preparedness & disaster risk reduction unit, IFRC

This year a number of major disasters have captivated the attention of the public and media: the January earthquake in Haiti, the massive earthquake in Chile one month later, the summer heatwave and wildfires in Russia and months of continued flooding in Pakistan.

While these large events caused great losses and suffering, it is generally the smaller and more frequent disasters that undermine sustainable development and prohibit people from achieving greater economic stability and growth.

12 Oct 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 - As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged governments and civil society partners to step up efforts to help mitigate the impact of disasters - especially on children - by helping communities to become resilient, and more able to respond to disasters and changing climate conditions.

Children typically represent 50 to 60 per cent of those affected by disasters, whether through loss of life or from diseases related to malnutrition and poor water and sanitation-conditions that are exacerbated by …

23 Sep 2010 description

KYRGYZSTAN: ASSISTANCE FROM THE VERY FIRST DAYS

In the early morning hours of 11 June 2010 inter_ethnic tensions started in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of people were killed, over a thousand - wounded, many houses were burned down and looted. The Kyrgyz authorities acknow_ ledged the deaths of almost 900 people in the clashes. About a hundred thousand people fled the violence to neighbouring Uzbekistan.

30 Apr 2010 description

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Front Page

Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change

For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.

15 Apr 2010 description

Living with uncertainty

Enforced disappearances and psychosocial support

By Katharina Lauritsch

Two and a half years ago, in summer 2007, May's mum wanted to visit some relatives in a province 450 km South of Manila, Philippines. She only wanted to stay for a week, didn't take much luggage with her, said goodbye to her children and hitched a hike with some friends down South.