Mr. Charles Kalemba, Commissioner, Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Malawi
The International Recovery Forum 2024 concluded successfully in Kobe, Japan, marking a big step forward in global efforts towards resilient recovery from disasters.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
International Recovery Platform
Strong waves overrun the seawall in Havana, Cuba, resulting in heavy flooding in the city
Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in the Caribbean, and for small islands such as Dominica (not to be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic) it is an existential threat.
Conversation Media Group, the
Bridge destroyed by Calgary flood in 2013, Canada
The social and economic consequences of disasters are a reminder of our shared vulnerability and a reason to initiate a global movement to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Miyamoto International
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Typhoon Haiyan survivor, Tacloban, Philippines
On 8 November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. Ten years on, survivors are still rebuilding their lives, but wide-ranging resilience measures mean that previously at-risk communities are now better protected.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Flooding in Pakistan
On the request of the Government of Pakistan, the World Bank reconstructed key transport infrastructure through a developed model that estimates accessibility to services at small scales using geospatial and remote sensing data.
World Bank, the
It is known that parts of Australia – the world’s most fire-prone continent – would be likely to see more intense and more damaging fires as climate change adds heat and takes away moisture in many regions. Longer night fires signal a long fire season.
Conversation Media Group, the
This picture shows a boy with crutches in the Dadaab refugee camp in Somalia.
Fighting inequality for a resilient future is the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights the vicious cycle between disasters and inequality
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
More than three years after cyclone Idai and Keneth hit Mozambique in 2019, much of the country is still trying to recover. An example of such recovery taking place is being witnessed in the lower Beira corridor.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) - Headquarters
How a community recovers after a disaster like Hurricane Ian is often a “chicken and egg” question: Which returns first – businesses or households?
Conversation Media Group, the
Resilience is really about a series of protective measures or choices. It's not just one.
Agence France Presse

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