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Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • Disaster through a different lens. Behind every effect, there is a cause. A guide for journalists covering disaster risk reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
  • This manual is intended for journalists and the media who are interested in learning more about disaster risk reduction issues. On chapter 1, the manual introduces the basics about disaster risk reduction (DRR), illustrates the issue with some facts and trends, summarizes the most frequently asked questions and provides various key messages. On chapter 2, the role of the media in DRR is addressed together with some examples of DRR reporting. Chapter 3 provides different lessons from disasters, while Chapter 4 offers useful information on natural hazards inclu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Poverty, Risk management, Urbanization

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Mid-term review 2010-2011
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). March 2011
  • This Mid-Term Review provides a synthesis of progress made over the past five years at the national level in disaster (including water-related disasters) risk reduction and the role played by the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in promoting this progress across international, regional, and national agendas. The report also identifies strategic areas requiring further attention and outlines critical elements needed to enhance implementation of the HFA through 2015.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Water policy

Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). January 2011
  • These guidance notes are intended to be used by policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations through improved hazard resistant construction and retrofitting of schools buildings. They can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school construction. The document addresses different types of hazards, including floods. It focuses only on hazards that pose a threat to school structure...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Drought vulnerability in the Arab region: Drought in Syria, ten years of scarce water (2000-2010) case study
  • Drought vulnerability in the Arab region: Drought in Syria, ten years of scarce water (2000-2010) case study
  • Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 2011
  • This report addresses drought and focuses on Syria, considered one of the most economically affected countries by drought in the region. The case study provides information on historical droughts in the country between 2000-2010, including data on frequency, vulnerabilities and lessons learned with drought impacts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desertification, Drought, Food security

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