Four Steps to Increase Investment in Disaster Displacement Solutions
To help those forced to move by disasters caused by natural hazards, innovative financing and greater cooperation between development and humanitarian sectors are needed.
Words Matter: Stop Using the Phrase ‘Natural Disasters’
A holistic disaster risk management approach starts with a change in the way we refer to disasters.
How The Insurance Industry Can Make Asia’s Coastal Areas More Resilient
Due to the economic importance of coastal areas, the insurance industry can contribute significantly to their protection.
How Do We Stop These Devastating Floods? Start With These Six Steps
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Tracking People’s Movement After Disasters Can Save Lives
Based on a case study in Indonesia, these charts illustrate how privacy-compliant human mobility data – such as mobile phone and GPS information – can provide rapid information to understand the impact of a disaster and how best to respond.
How Tonga Prepared for and Responded to a Devastating Volcanic Eruption
Disaster preparedness, combined with updated risk information and timely assessments of damages and needs, were critical for Tonga’s response to the undersea volcanic eruption.
Flash Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Saves Lives and Combats Poverty
Effective risk management for flash flood disasters is now achievable, thanks to 21st century technological advances in communication technology, spatial data analysis, and weather prediction.
Here’s How Governments Can Reduce the Impacts of Asia’s Devastating Flash Floods
Flash floods have increased and become more unpredictable, and their toll on lives and livelihoods is growing as well. There is much we still don’t know about how to manage floods, but there are key policy actions we can take now.
Flood Risk and Public Health: An Unlikely Partnership in the Fight Against COVID-19
It is time to establish partnerships and expand to a whole-of-society approach to cope with the disasters and crises that are increasingly threatening developing countries.
How Businesses Can Stay Alive When Struck by Disaster
Business interruption insurance is an essential tool for business continuity. How small and medium-sized enterprises handle post-disaster disruption could be the difference between reopening their doors or closing them for good.