A Surprising Lifeline for Workers, Companies and Communities After Disasters
Global supply chains link the welfare of disaster-hit companies and their surrounding communities to a network of corporations that have an economic incentive to help them bounce back.
After the Dramatic Rescues, the Hidden Toll of Disasters is Felt by Millions
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.
An Innovative Approach to Helping the Pacific Cope with Disasters
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Disaster Risk Realities
Preparation reduces the damage caused by typhoons, earthquakes and other hazards, but sometimes the power of nature overwhelms all.
Disasters Put People on the Move, For Better or For Worse
Disaster-related displacement is often negative, but can result in more resilient communities under the right circumstances. This can include better management of remittances sent to family members in the disaster zone.
Dual Threat in the Pacific: COVID-19 and Natural Hazards
The pandemic demonstrates that disasters are triggered by multidimensional risks and hazards, and that a country’s approach to urban resilience needs to be multifaceted.
Five Disaster Resilience Lessons We Can Learn from India
India is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to disasters and it has a lot to share when it comes to preparing for them.
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.
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.
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.