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  • University of Illinois scientists have linked historical crop insurance, climate, soil and corn yield data to quantify the effects of excessive rainfall on corn yield. They found that crop productivity can be affected in various ways, including direct physical damage, delayed planting and harvesting, restricted root growth, oxygen deficiency and nutrient...
    PreventionWeb News on Thursday, 30 May 2019
  • In 2018, some 113 million people in 53 countries suffered from acute hunger. That is 113 million girls, boys, men and women, old and young, who were unable to access enough food and required humanitarian assistance. For the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), building resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Saturday, 25 May 2019
  • Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, wrote this global policy perspective on the importance of DRR as a tool to build and safeguard development, wellbeing and prosperity in an increasingly interconnected and complex risk landscape. This viewpoint explores the current and serious state of play...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Saturday, 25 May 2019
  • This report considers the role of insurance in restoring local economic activity and reducing the long-term impact of natural disasters in Australia. The analysis looks at the experience of three recent natural disasters: Cyclone Debbie, Tathra bushfires and Hobart’s floods. All three disasters had a devastating effect on local communities...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • Changes to the global climate will pose an increasing risk to the general insurance industry over the coming decades. A cross-industry specialist working group wrote this report to address an element of physical risk to insurance liabilities from climate change risk: weather-related events changing in response to different future climate conditions....
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • In 2013, the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, the World Bank and the European Union jointly published the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) guidelines. The overarching purpose of these guidelines are to provide improved support to governments in post-disaster recovery assessments and planning through a coordinated approach. The more...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • Despite increasing understanding of some complex risks among risk reduction practitioners, global commitments to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, development planning and programming still do not adequately consider or act upon these risks. Current approaches to global threat and risk management within development often look only at one threat...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • As developing countries work to reduce poverty, strengthen economic development, and develop sustainable pathways for future growth, the impacts of extreme events can produce devastating setbacks. Work to improve the capacity of urban centers to prepare for these events is still in its infancy, but officials have developed a framework known as Post-Event...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • Research in Nepal and Kenya shows that DRR experts must take a broad view of the different aspects, such as age and gender, that can make someone vulnerable to disasters and how they interact.
    PreventionWeb News on Friday, 24 May 2019
  • This predominantly qualitative research into long-term disaster resilience identifies what helps and hinders individual and community resilience in disasters. It documents the experiences and wisdom of 56 disaster survivors nine years after the 2009 Black Saturday fires and up to 50 years after earlier fires and floods in Victoria, including the 1983...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 24 May 2019