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A new GFDRR-funded technical assistance project will provide important new insights into the magnitude and location of current and future flooding risks on Argentina’s multi-modal transport routes.

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There is a real urgency for governments and communities to fully comprehend the risks they face so that they can develop appropriate disaster risk management policies and strategies.

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Across the globe, climate change and rapid urbanization are putting more people and assets at risk from disaster. Here are 3 innovative approaches that can help us meet this challenge,

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In some parts of Europe and Central Asia, an imminent concern is the seismic threat faced by certain housing typologies that are believed to have outlived their design lifespan, and suffer from serious deterioration and disinvestment.

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Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood. 

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Geospatial data sharing is helping schools and other infrastructure across Bangladesh mitigate and respond to the risks of natural hazards.

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Despite the growing recognition that cultural heritage is fundamental to urban resilience, much more needs to be done to put it front and center in the disaster risk management agenda.

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Margaret Arnold , Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo , Deepti Samant Raja , Lorenzo Piccio

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the over one billion people around the world who live with disabilities. Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, for ...

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Margaret Arnold , Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo , Deepti Samant Raja , Lorenzo Piccio

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the over one billion people around the world who live with disabilities. Following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, for ...

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In advance of the Global Disability Summit, here are five actions that development institutions, governments, and other key stakeholders can take to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind in the aftermath of a disaster.