A holistic disaster risk management approach starts with a change in the way we refer to disasters.
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.
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.
The cost of disasters far outweighs the resources available for recovery. Microfinance could be one way to fill the funding gap.
‘Build back better’ is often easier said than done after a disaster, but one example from the People’s Republic of China shows that it can be done well.
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.
Due to the economic importance of coastal areas, the insurance industry can contribute significantly to their protection.
Post-disaster strategies help farmers overcome immediate losses while they wait for assistance.
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.