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‘Weak and insufficient’ progress made towards disaster risk reduction

New York: Global progress towards disaster risk management has been weak and insufficient, putting at risk the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the  General Assembly on Thursday.

Disaster risk reduction: Only half the world equipped with adequate early warning systems

A new report from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published on Thursday, warns that half of the world’s countries are not protected by multi-hazard early warning systems.

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable

New York: Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods.

As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’

New York/IBNS: The world is not only facing “a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe”, the UN food relief agency chief told the Security Council on Tuesday via video link.

Yemen: UN chief hails ‘signs of hope’ in world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster

New York, Nov 3 (IBNS): Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemen’s brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday there is “no room for complacency,” and called on the warring parties and the international community to “halt the senseless cycle of violence” and “reach a political settlement”.

Weekly migration of 1.4m to cities can contribute to ‘disasters’

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world “can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters’” according to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

UN launches new global data collection tool to help reduce disaster, losses taking ‘a huge toll’

New York, Mar 2 (JEN): The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) kick-offed on Thursday a historic new effort to collect comprehensive global data on disaster losses.

UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters are weather-related

New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.