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.
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preparation reduces the damage caused by typhoons, earthquakes and other hazards, but sometimes the power of nature overwhelms all.
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Earthquakes, powerful storms, tsunamis and other disasters have powerful immediate impacts, but they also do long-term damage that often gets overlooked.