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Colombia kicks-off new disaster risk reduction effort as El Niño takes hold

Colombia kicks-off new disaster risk reduction effort as El Niño takes hold

Bogotá, Colombia — Colombia’s national disaster management organization, Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD), has just announced a new forward-leaning disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiative to help deal with the nation’s significant...

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Suriname initiative to further disaster risk reduction and climate resilience

Suriname initiative to further disaster risk reduction and climate resilience

Paramaribo, Suriname—Suriname is taking new initiatives to further its commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, implementing the Paris Agreement, and reducing disaster risks. A small country on the northern coast of South America, Suriname...

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Ghana catalyzes new action to address disaster risks and growing climate crisis

Ghana catalyzes new action to address disaster risks and growing climate crisis

Accra, Ghana—The government of Ghana, through its National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), is undertaking a new National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment to help build its capacity to reduce risks from multiple hazards. Like many other countries...

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Pacific Disaster Center and iMMAP announce partnership with first collaboration beginning in Colombia

Pacific Disaster Center and iMMAP announce partnership with first collaboration beginning in Colombia

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and iMMAP Inc. recently announced a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will enable the two organizations to combine forces. The new partnership aims to enhance their respective efforts in assisting countries where the...

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NASA partnership launches life-saving new flood prediction and early warning technology

NASA partnership launches life-saving new flood prediction and early warning technology

Floods are among the most deadly and costly types of disasters worldwide and are only increasing in severity due to climate change. To make matters worse, a large percentage of the world’s population lack the tools needed to detect and respond to floods, leaving...

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Reducing disaster risk in Timor-Leste, one of the world’s newest and most vulnerable nations

Reducing disaster risk in Timor-Leste, one of the world’s newest and most vulnerable nations

Timor-Leste is an island nation that encompasses the eastern half of the tropical island of Timor. Situated on the southernmost edge of the Indonesian archipelago, northwest of Australia in Southeast Asia, Timor-Leste is ranked 141 out of 189 according to the World...

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U.S. funds major expansion of Philippines’ multi-hazard risk and early warning system days ahead of Typhoon Nalgae’s destruction

U.S. funds major expansion of Philippines’ multi-hazard risk and early warning system days ahead of Typhoon Nalgae’s destruction

Only days after the U.S. government announced it would fund nearly a million-dollar expansion of the Philippine’s risk intelligence and early warning system, Typhoon Nalgae (locally named Paeng), swept the nation—causing extreme flooding and landslides that have so...

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