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27 Jul 2016 description

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?

09 Mar 2016 description

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.

22 Jul 2015 description

Key Recommendations

for Cost-Effective and Sustainable Disaster Risk Finance Solutions in the Pacific

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in the Solomon Islands and to identify gaps where engagement could further develop financial resilience. It also aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect these tools may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

Tonga is an archipelago composed of 172 islands spread across a combined land and sea area of 720,000km. According to the 2011 census, Tonga had a population of 103,252 people spread across 36 of the 172 islands. A population scattered so widely across such a large area can pose logistical problems for efforts to facilitate and finance disaster response.

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

In 2012 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Evan offered a distressing reminder of Samoa’s exposure to natural hazards. TC Evan came only three years after the earthquake and tsunami of 2009, which affected 2.5 percent of the country’s population, causing 143 fatalities and associated economic losses equivalent to 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

Vanuatu is susceptible to a variety of both hydrometeorological and geophysical disasters due to its location in the South Pacific tropical cyclone basin and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Hydrometeorological hazards include tropical cyclones, floods, and droughts, whereas geophysical hazards include volcanoes, earthquakes, and resulting tsunamis and landslides.

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This note aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in Fiji and to identify gaps where potential engagement could further develop financial resilience. In addition the note aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect they may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.

10 Feb 2015 description

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.

30 Nov 2014 description

Overview

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.

01 May 2000 description

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