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Bhutan’s capital is the latest city to join UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the newest member to join the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) ‘Making...

A new partnership seeks to improve climate services and protect agriculture in Mozambique

The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) is launching a new project in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)...

Extreme weather and climate events caused more damage than ever before in 2017

The United Nations weather agency have reported that hurricanes, monsoons, floods and droughts made 2017 the most damaging year ever....

World Water Day – What Threat Does Water Pose to Asia?

March 22nd 2018 marks the 25th Annual World Water Day which aims to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable...

DFID steps up support for Rohingya refugees as monsoon season looms

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has increased support to Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon season. Bangladesh’s...

Natural disasters in Asia caused $48 billion worth of agricultural losses in 2017

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) revealed that between 2005 and 2015 Asia suffered the most significant economic...

Blockchain could transform identification and aid processes for refugees

The World Bank reports that over 1 billion people have no way of proving their identity; this primarily includes refugees, trafficked...

Investment in water infrastructure needs to double, reports UN and World Bank

The United Nations and The World Bank released their report yesterday ‘Making Every Drop Count – An Agenda for Water Action’....

Linking local production and refugee nutrition is key to ‘maintain harmony’ in Cox’s Bazar

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has distributed seeds and agricultural machinery to over 500 host families in Cox’s...

6 months on, how is the Caribbean recovering from hurricanes and Irma and Maria?

Between August and October 2017 the Caribbean suffered two of its worst hurricanes in history causing tremendous damage: Hurricane Irma...

Disaster resilience and post disaster recovery in Asia

The latest report by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) found that natural disasters are...

Vietnam to construct 4,000 storm proof homes to protect against climate change

A new partnership between the UN and the Government of Vietnam will see storm proof houses built in vulnerable coastal communities....