Health & Health Facilities

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This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to

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This paper examines the disaster risk governance structures in Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how they can be strengthened.
Pupils at a classroom in Balon school, Vanuatu
Resilient infrastructure protects people during disasters and enables communities to recover quickly in the immediate aftermath of a crisis. Two examples from Vanuatu during and after Tropical Cyclone Harold – a Category 5 storm – illustrate the point
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Suva – Pacific island countries are seeking to broaden and strengthen their disaster risk financing strategies as a key element of addressing the ongoing Climate Emergency. With climate change remaining the biggest threat – even in the era of a pandemic –
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The immense challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls in remote areas in Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu. That said, pandemic-related lockdowns and movement restrictions have
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The Guide provides step by step instructions for School Administrators to take prior to an emergency, during the evacuation and within the evacuation centre, with the view to prevent the spread of infectious diseases during a tsunami event.
Panelists of  Second PRP webinar
Suva –Local wisdom, ownership and leadership are critical factors for effective humanitarian action in support of communities exposed and vulnerable to climate and disaster risk. Preparedness and response planning need to be more collaborative and
Group photo at the launch of the National Disaster Awareness Campaign
Suva –Fiji launched its annual National Disaster Awareness Campaign focusing on better community preparedness as the country continues to strengthen its disaster risk governance. The campaign – set to last until April 2021- is focused at the local level
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In light of the impact of COVID-19, countries in Asia-Pacific are examining their approaches to disaster risk governance to account for uncertainty and multiple hazards.
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Since September, more than 2500 participants from close to 150 countries and territories, with almost equal gender participation, have joined a certified online training workshop focusing on making cities resilient, jointly organized by the United Nations