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UNDRR ROAS Making Cities Resilient 2030 Webinar: Empowering Local Governments in Tunisia

Mayors and representatives of different municipal councils attended the webinar, which aimed to encourage Tunisian municipalities to join the MCR2030 programme

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment in the Republic of Tunisia organized a national webinar under the title “Resilient Cities: Introduction to the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030).” The webinar came as a part…

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Training Academy for Early Warning Experts from IGAD, SADC and Member States Concludes

This training academy will contribute to the capacity building for advancing disaster risk reduction agenda in Africa

From 22-25 November 2021, a four-day Training Academy on disaster risk reduction and early warning systems took place. Experts responsible for disaster risk management and meteorological/hydrological services from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), IGAD Member States, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), as well as Malawi, Mozambique, and the United…

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for the Arab States organizes a National Training Workshop on Sendai Framework Monitor for Somalia

The workshop brought together 30 participants from different ministries, public administrations and offices, national centers, and media

Under the umbrella of the Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Somalia, the UNDRR ROAS organized a National Training Workshop on the Sendai Framework Monitor, in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management. The workshop brought together 30 participants from different ministries, public administrations and offices, national centers,…

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Disasters displace more people than conflict and violence

Over 143 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America - or around 2.8 percent of the population of these three regions - could be forced to move within their own countries

As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 per cent fled weather and climate-related hazards. There were 1,600 recorded disaster events over the course of…

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How Nigeria beat Ebola

The West Africa Ebola outbreak was the worst since the virus was first identified in 1976

Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives. WHO has commended the Nigerian Government for its strong leadership and effective coordination…

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Invitation: UNISDR ROAS Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Thursday October 13, 2016

UNISDR is cordially inviting you to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 10:00 am Misr University for Science and Technology in 6th of October city. We will be holding a number of sessions where speakers will be from the Information and Decision Support…

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UN chooses eight communities as champions of disaster risk reduction

Eight communities living with the threat of floods, storms, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions were today recognised as Champions of Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström, said: “Today we mark International Day for Disaster Reduction by highlighting communities around…