Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.
Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines
The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.
Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific
This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.
Risk assessment for an area exposed to multiple hazards requires solutions to compare the risks. This map was generated by adding the value of mortality to the cumulated risk of cyclones, earthquakes, floods and landslides. Categories of risk based on expected annual losses.
This product was designed by UNEP/GRID Europe for the Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction (GAR). It was modeled using global data.
Credit: GIS processing UNEP/GRID-Europe. http://preview.grid.unep.ch
Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones
This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.
Tropical Storm Risk Zones
This map was derived from the Munich Reinsurance Company's World Map of Natural Hazards and shows tropical storm intensity based on the five wind speeds of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Sixteen years of wildfires in Asia-Pacific
Wild land fires and other biomass fires annually burn a total land area of between 3.5 and 4.5 million km2, equivalent to the surface area of India and Pakistan together, or more than half of Australia. This makes it one of the most spatially prevalent hazards after drought.
About this report
This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
Ireland’s overseas aid programme is helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger; reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth and helping to tackle major health crises, including Ebola.
Why Leveraging Matters
GFDRR grants by themselves can never be large enough for the investments needed to reduce disaster risk in developing countries. Fortunately, GFDRR does not act alone, working first and foremost with countries, as well as development banks, bilateral donors, and other stakeholders, to help build resilience.
What We Do
HA NOI (VNS) – The Japanese government pledged nearly US$700,000 in non-refundable aid to Viet Nam in the 2014 fiscal year, aiming to mitigate natural disaster risks and improve primary education.
The aid agreement was signed on Wednesday in Ha Noi. Of the funding, $214,345 will benefit a project educating schools and coastal communities on natural disaster risks in the central province of Quang Nam.
Six coastal areas will benefit from the project: Hoi An and Tam Ky cities, and Dien Ban, Duy Xuyen, Thang Binh and Nui Thanh provinces.
Over 30 houses were demolished by a two-day flood in central coastal Phu Yen Province's Phu Dong Ward yesterday. Local authorities have helped local residents to overcome the consequences. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Trieu
Les variétés améliorées doivent aller de pair avec des systèmes agricoles respectueux de l'environnement, conviennent des experts internationaux
19 décembre 2014, Rome – Les systèmes d'exploitation à base de céréales doivent entamer la transition vers l'agriculture durable si l'on veut qu'ils répondent un jour à une demande inégalée de maïs, de riz et de blé. Tel est l'un des messages clés d'une réunion, cette semaine à la FAO, d'un groupe d'éminents experts internationaux.
HA NOI (VNS) — Ethnic minority people in the northern provinces of Lai Chau and Son La will learn to prepare for natural disasters in an US$1.8 million project launched last week by the Viet Nam Red Cross.
The project will focus on gender-sensitive disaster risk management and disaster preparedness activities.
Participatory planning and actions will help raise the communities' awareness and understanding about minimizing risks.