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ShakeAlert depends on a massive network of seismic detectors distributed around the West Coast that pick up initial earthquake shaking.
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Though money by itself is never enough—and financial resilience needs to be complemented by physical and social resilience—reliable and quick financing is necessary for effective disaster response.
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Leaving people with disabilities out of the planning process robs them of a voice and everyone else of their expertise.
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Resource guides

This collection includes reports on assessments of the achievements and progress made in disaster risk reduction (DRR) by countries at the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) (1990-1999).
Words into Action
Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework
Learning from Past Disasters

In August 1999, an earthquake in the city of Izmit killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless


The Cannes Climathon 2021 explored innovative climate solutions and disaster risk reduction strategies.
Welthungerhilfe Pakistan Country Director Aisha Jamshed tells PreventionWeb about the Start Network’s anticipatory action in Pakistan, and the importance of community involvement, forecasting, and coordination with donors.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030