The project, funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid, will bolster the government's capacity at national, district and local levels to collect, analyze and report data on disasters, as well as disaster response planning and management.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jordan organized a commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, under the patronage of the National Center for Security and Crises Management, and the participation of the UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), World Food Programme in Jordan, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The commemoration took place along the National Consultation Workshop to update the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction organized and coordinated by UNDRR ROAS.
This year, the UNECE region has seen devastating impacts of climate change and multiple natural disasters, such as the floods in Germany. Disasters caused by natural hazards, on the rise due to climate change, can also trigger technological accidents.
IOM will implement the new project for a period of 24 months from 2021 to 2023, targeting the disaster-prone states of Khartoum, West Darfur, North Darfur, South Darfur, North Kordofan, Kassala, Gadaref, and Blue Nile.
Through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction, women and girls will come together to share experiences, ideas and innovative and transformative solutions to the challenges posed by disaster risk.
The report introduces the concept of social protection, provides an overview of the current state of social protection, discusses the linkages between social protection and climate, and sheds light on social protection in the broader realm of risk insurance.
Cyclone Idai, which hit Zimbabwe on March 14, 2019, left immeasurable destruction of unprecedented magnitude in its wake. Questions were raised in the aftermath on the strength of the disaster risk reduction legislation and institutions in Zimbabwe.