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17 May 2018 description

This Thailand Disaster Management Reference Handbook offers readers an operational understanding of the nation’s disaster management capability and vulnerability, with detailed information on demographics, hazards, government structure, regional and international assistance, infrastructure, laws and guidelines, risks and vulnerabilities, and other areas vital to a comprehensive disaster management knowledge base.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

30 Mar 2017 description

Executive Summary

Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.

26 Apr 2016 description

$130 MILLION TO SUPPORT NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND RECOVERY

USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquake, our commitment remains stronger than ever. On June 25, 2015, the United States government announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years.

09 Jan 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

02 Aug 2013 description

Key messages

  • There must be continued support to vulnerable communities to prepare for and reduce the impacts of natural disasters in order to reinforce their resilience capacities.

  • The health emergency response capacities in the capital city, Kathmandu, must be strengthened to cope with the risk of a major earthquake.

  • Food assistance to the refugees from Bhutan living in Nepal should be continued

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

25 Jul 2011 description

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Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

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Message from the Global Climate Change Coordinator

Leading the Charge for Low-Emission Sustainable Development

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Crafting a Strategy for a Changing Climate

The Specter of "Climate Wars"

Peru's Melting Glaciers Teach Community Strength