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Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate risk. When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.

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India has been unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.
 

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"Integrating Green and Gray – Creating Next Generation Infrastructure" is a joint report from the World Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI) that aims to advance the integration of green and gray infrastructure solutions on the ground. 

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During the UN Climate Change Conference 2018 (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, high-level representatives and experts from V20 and G20 countries, international organizations, private sector and academia convened under the InsuResilience Global Partnership to advance financial protection for poor and vulnerable people and countries.

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There is always a lesson to be learned from every disaster that has occurred. Likewise with the earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Based on the Sulawesi tsunami incident , sometimes simple things - which are often underestimated or ignored - can actually help save lives when natural disasters occur.

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On Wednesday October 10, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of The World Bank, met His Excellency Vice-President Dr. H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla to offer strong World Bank support to the Government of Indonesia, should it be required, to supplement rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas of Sulawesi and Lombok. 

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The World Bank has released US$496.25 million to support the Philippine government’s efforts to hasten recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas battered by Typhoon Ompong (internationally known as Mangkhut) in mid-September this year.

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The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have launched a global crowd-solving challenge for designs of Resilient Homes. 

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The great disasters of the past – like the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD or the hurricane that devastated Santo Domingo in 1930 – can provide valuable lessons to help governments and institutions increase the resilience of communities in the face of modern challenges, such as climate change and rapid urbanization.