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10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
27 Oct 2015 description
A new ESCAP report identifies emerging new risks in the region. It focuses on cross-border disasters, such as earthquakes, droughts, tropical cyclones and floods.
02 Oct 2015 description
The regional dialogue provided a platform for experts to share good practices with those involved in the recovery efforts of the Nepal Gorkha earthquake in April.
25 Feb 2015 description
Asia and the Pacific witnessed 119 disaster events in 2014, but effective cyclone early warning systems, together with enhanced preparedness, saved countless lives, says ESCAP.
18 Dec 2014 description
Published by ESCAP, the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014 states that the increase in deaths during the past decade is largely due to a handful of extreme disasters.
29 Aug 2014 description
Study calls for governments to include the Climate Change Agreement and mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into national development plans and strengthen early warning systems.
28 Apr 2013 description
A new report shows how various parties in the region can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies.
20 Feb 2013 description
ESCAP and UNITAR are joining forces to provide better and more comprehensive satellite imagery to countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
23 Oct 2012 description
UN report finds disasters taking heavy toll on economic development in Asia-Pacific YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 23 October 2012 - A UN Report released today at the opening of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk reduction shows that Asia and the Pacific is paying a huge price for...
04 Oct 2012 description
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific countries launched a five-year campaign here today aimed at promoting greater use of space technology and the Geographic Information System (GIS) for improved disaster risk reduction and management as well as to...
29 Jun 2011 description
Date: 29 June 2011 Press Release No: G/25/2011 Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – An increase in extreme weather events and unprecedented natural calamities have set back Asia-Pacific economic recovery and development gains and require a joint regional response,...