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13 Feb 2019 description
The worsening trend in Africa is due to difficult global economic and worsening environmental conditions and, in many countries, conflict and climate variability and extremes, sometimes combined.
01 Feb 2019 description
Investing in early action means FAO can help shelter longer-term development gains while also mitigating the impact of potential humanitarian disasters.
08 Jan 2019 description
report World Bank, GFDRR
Tasks such as weather modelling or earthquake fault line rupture involve complex science and large amounts of data. This report explores how machine learning can provide more useful answers.
28 Dec 2018 description
The UN has asked donors for $21.9 billion to address 21 humanitarian crises in 2019, including Yemen, its biggest aid operation. This appeal does not include Syria, expected to bring the total to $25 billion.
17 Dec 2018 description
Following standardized design rules, the original set has been extended to include new themes while individual icons have evolved to reflect changes that have occurred since 2012.
17 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank
La iniciativa es parte de un compromiso más amplio con países del Caribe y Centroamérica para desarrollar estrategias eficientes, rentables y sostenibles para el manejo de riesgo de desastres.
13 Dec 2018 description
More than 150 stakeholders reported on their efforts to achieve the changes called for in the Agenda for Humanity, which is beginning to reshape approaches to humanitarian crises.
04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
03 Dec 2018 description
The INFORM GRI can help identify where and why a crisis might occur, which means we can reduce the risk, build peoples’ resilience and prepare better for when crises do happen.
02 Dec 2018 description
report ALNAP
The 4th edition of The State of the Humanitarian System report assesses the performance and progress of the aid system, which responded to multiple crises during 2015-17.
28 Nov 2018 description
The region is exposed to high-impact hydrometeorological hazards. Between 1980 and 2007 nearly 98% of disasters were related to hydrometeorological and climate related phenomena.
01 Nov 2018 description
Close to three in five cities worldwide with at least 500,000 inhabitants are at high risk of a natural disaster, cautions UN DESA. Collectively, these cities are home to around one third of the world’s urban population
31 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service
1400 millones de personas están en peligro de sufrir las consecuencias de ciclones, inundaciones, sequías, terremotos, erupciones volcanes y otros desastres naturales.
31 Oct 2018 description
Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need due to a lack of funding for humanitarian action, says IFRC report.
30 Oct 2018 description
New IOM report highlights the need to continue supporting governments incorporate mobility dimensions in Disaster Risk Reduction policy, strategy and planning.
10 Oct 2018 description
In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.
23 Sep 2018 description
Famine response often comes too late. The Famine Action Mechanism seeks to change this by moving towards famine prevention, preparedness and early action using technological expertise.
30 Jul 2018 description
Copernicus EMS provides satellite and in-situ information in relation to a variety of disasters, such as meteorological hazards, geological hazards and deliberate or accidental man-made disasters.
26 Jul 2018 description
The region is now the planet’s most water-scarce and food-import-dependent, and the only one where malnutrition rates have been rising.
23 Jul 2018 description
Economic losses from extreme weather events deprive governments of funds to spend on health, education, social protection and other important public needs.