Reports

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This brief covers key human rights issues that have been long-standing areas of concern in the region and that have been exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to highlighting the challenges, this brief provides policy advice and recommendations to ensure a rights-based approach is adopted in response to all disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a latest snapshot of the DRR progress the Republic of Kiribati has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It also highlights some of the key challenges

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This report details case studies following a Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment in Centar (North Macedonia), Alba Iulia (Romania) and Kruševac (Serbia).

Local authorities which play a central role in developing solutions for decreasing disasters

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This brief highlights the challenges, lessons learned from past disaster recovery events, and recommendations on how countries can start preparing for a recovery that is climate-sensitive, inclusive and contributes to global efforts to build more resilient systems that are better placed to prevent such crises in the future.
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This brief highlights the challenges and opportunities for effective risk messaging. Special emphasis is placed on reaching and helping to protect vulnerable communities and deploying tactics to counter misinformation and disinformation which threaten the public health responses and increase societal tensions.
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COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on businesses across Asia-Pacific. Many are closed while others are struggling to maintain operations while ensuring the safety of their workers. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)- which comprise more

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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the

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This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability. It unearths the underlying risk drivers of natural hazard-related disaster displacement and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become multiple and/or protracted.
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This brief highlights lessons from the recent devastating cyclone Harold in the Pacific and examines prevention and preparedness measures being taken against COVID-19 in other high-risk countries in Asia-Pacific. This brief includes recommendations on how to address climate-related and other disaster risks in the face of COVID-19.
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Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have developed a range of strategies, policies and institutional arrangements to protect human health, property, livelihoods and the environment from the impact of disasters. At the same time, given the increasingly complex