This article was originally published on UNISDR. Read the original article. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 24 June 2015 – Disaster risk reduction needs to be a key component of…
CEDIM releases Nepal Earthquakes – Report #3
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CEDIM Forensic Disaster Analysis Group and South Asia Institute (SAI) released a Report on the 25 April 2015 M7.7 to M8.0 earthquake in Nepal, with focus on shelter response and vulnerability of displaced population.
The World Health Organization has welcomed the fact that the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) puts health at the centre of disaster risk management.
An Australian earthquake engineer has called on the federal government to provide building expertise to Nepal and to reinstate aid cut to South West Pacific countries, to help mitigate destruction from future earthquakes.
A study titled published this month (April) in Natural Hazards investigated the structural vulnerability, seismic risk, and economic losses owing to future earthquakes in Nepal using the OpenQuake engine set up by the Global Earthquake Model initiative.
Models of local-level disaster risk reduction and management, the Jordanian cities of Aqaba and Petra are leading an initiative for the municipalities of Salt, Jerash, Zarqa, Irbid and Madaba to build resilience.
To date, 2,182 digital volunteers, worked on 14,700 km2 worth of high resolution satellite imagery and identified 3,128 damaged buildings using data and satellite maps to help first responders before they even hit the ground.
GENEVA, 27 April 2015 – The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today expressed her condolences to the government and people of Nepal…