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…
Amod Mani Dixit, Geologist and Founder of National Society of Earthquake Technology – NSET (Nepal) talk about building back Nepal after a series of devastating earthquakes that rocked the country.
Nepal was sruck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake at around noon local time on Saturday, with the epicentre in Lamjung District around 80 kilometres northwest of Kathmandu, and has been hit by continuing aftershocks in the four to five range on the Richter Scale.
The Philippines is reviving plans to issue catastrophe bonds to help fund massive and ongoing rebuilding efforts and better protect the country from natural disaster risks such as typhoons and earthquakes.
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) unveils the Urban Risk Reduction: Developing and Implementing Resilience Action Plans for Cities online course at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to boost the implementation of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign.