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  • Bangladesh takes up a policy of enabling every village to avail the services of a town so they do not have to move, in order to counter a rapidly urbanizing world.
    PreventionWeb News on Monday, 30 December 2019
  • Fiber-optic cables that constitute undersea telecommunications network could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and geologic structures beneath the ocean surface.
    PreventionWeb News on Saturday, 28 December 2019
  • Increasing impacts from hazards worldwide, including Sweden, have prompted international efforts to promote the development of national strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience to reduce associated impacts and support sustainable development. The development of such strategies is global target E of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030,...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • Flooding is perhaps the most widespread hazard in India. It has been estimated that out of the total geographical area of 329 million hectares (mha), more than 40 mha is flood prone in the country. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India's most populous state and is no stranger to the risks of flooding. The rural areas of eastern UP in particular are highly...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • This manual describes how the rapid needs assessment(RNA) process is organized, activated and managed during disasters. It illustrates how assessment information is compiled and disseminated.This RNA document has been written to support district and divisional disaster relief services officers and other stakeholders involved in Divisional Secretariat...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • The report is based on the lessons of case studies and pilot projects for improving the knowledge base towards addressing climate risk at national and local levels. While traditional Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) strategies typically act within an incremental adjustment learning loop, climate-related risks discussed...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • The present study was carried out in the Southern Afar region in Ethiopia to assess the vulnerability of pastoral communities to climate change and variability. A household questionnaire survey was employed to collect data at a household level. A total of 250 pastoral households were sampled using stratified random sampling. The results revealed that...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • This report comes from the Resilience Shift’s work to identify, assess and promote adoption of the tools and approaches that contribute to assessing and enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure, making them accessible to professionals and decision makers with a role in planning, designing, operating and maintaining critical infrastructure.
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • GLIDE number: TC-2019-000164-MDG
    Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
    Affected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte (France), Mozambique

    Tropical Cyclone TWO formed over the southern Indian Ocean on 1 December, moving south-west towards Madagascar. On 5 December at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 550 km north of the northern coast of Madagascar, with maximum sustained…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Friday, 6 December 2019
  • GLIDE number: TC-2019-000165-SOM
    Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
    Affected countries: Somalia

    The Tropical Storm (TS) initially named SIX that developed in the northern Indian Ocean has now been assigned the name PAWAN after sustaining a speed of more than 39 miles per hour for two days. The probability of the TS landing in the coastal areas of Puntland has increased from (10…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Friday, 6 December 2019