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Flooded street and house in Eastern South Africa
South Africa experienced catastrophic floods and landslides in the eastern coast of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Eastern Cape (EC) following exceptionally heavy rainfall.
World Weather Attribution
Indian women dressed in colorful clothes selling fish at a fish market.
As the ocean warms and India's weather becomes more extreme, shrinking fish catches are sparking calls for aid and insurance for all workers across the industry
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Workers return to a damaged road after floods in Durban
A geographical information system on its own is not able to explain human factors behind flood vulnerability. South Africa’s laws make provision for using indigenous knowledge in reducing flood risk. But the use of this approach is still relatively low.
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South Africa experienced catastrophic floods and landslides in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape after exceptionally heavy rainfall. With lives lost, houses and roads destroyed, the cause of the disaster can be linked to climatic change.
Words into Action
Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters
The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of the 20th century.


​​Anticipatory action plans include a trigger mechanism, developed according to an impact-based forecasting approach, that translates the expected hazard event and its potential impacts into technical and actionable interventions.
Amadora's Senior Academy is a world-class example of a successful, inter-generational approach, educating children about disaster risks and about staying safe.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030