The World Bank estimated in 2021 that retrofitting or rebuilding millions of residential buildings in Türkiye to withstand an earthquake would cost almost half a trillion dollars.
An article on seismic loss in Istanbul, Jakarta, and Metro Manila published in the Communications Earth & Environment journal cites the GFDRR report The making of a riskier future: How our decisions are shaping future disaster risk.
Disasters affect an estimated 3 million people in Central Asia — including almost half of the population of Uzbekistan — each year.
Saint Lucia is to become the first island in the Caribbean to benefit from a unique global partnership — between the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team and GFDRR — that will focus on the use of geospatial data for building resilience and reducing vulnerability to disasters.
The World Bank will provide an initial US$8 million emergency funding to support the Kingdom of Tonga’s response and recovery following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15.