Disaster Risk Management

Press Release: USVI Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force releases final report

Updated report incorporates hundreds of suggestions following public comment period...

Sint Maarten’s disaster resilience and recovery programme receives $47.5 million boost

Sint Maarten is set to benefit from a $47.5 million grant to support two projects...

Natural disasters force 26 million into poverty each year

The World Bank estimates that disasters cost the global economy $520 billion each...

Floods in Myanmar forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes

Government officials in Myanmar said on Monday that the monsoon flood killed at least...

Over 180,000 people need urgent humanitarian aid in southwestern Syria, says UN

According to Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Families reap $9 worth of benefits for every $1 invested in early famine interventions, finds FAO

A new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has revealed that...

‘We are trapped’, say White Helmets in Syria

A senior member of the White Helmets in Syria called on the United Nations to increase...

How is Bangladesh increasing disaster resilience?

Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change in the world,...

Syria’s offensive has prevented 55,000 children from receiving assistance

The worst displacement in the seven-year war caused by President Bashar al-Assad’s...

How could a Global Disaster Database transform disaster resilience?

A new Global Disaster Database is hoping to use data from satellite imagery, geographic...

Sustained support for Haiti and Panama is needed, UN relief chief said

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief...

Disaster displacement can be decreased by improved risk management

Last year, 18.8 million people were displaced by extreme weather events such as floods,...

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