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Publication
A deep dive into how to build socially-inclusive resilience in South Asia.
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A deep dive into the Facility's progress and results achieved during FY20.
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Blog
Advances in AI are helping mappers keep up with urban growth’s increasing density and sprawl.
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Event
A virtual speaker series on building resilience during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Feature
GFDRR stands in solidarity with client countries and partners affected by COVID-19.
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Quick access to predictable financing is critical for responding to emergencies like COVID-19.
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Events

Blogs

Blog

In 2016, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the south of Haiti, causing destruction unseen in more than a decade during the hurricane season, with winds as high as 230 kilometers per hour and 600 millimeters of rain in less than 24 hours. The toll was very high, with a total of 546 victims, 128 missing, 439 injured, and 2.1 million people affected.

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From mapping hazard-prone urban areas in Tanzania to providing drought early warnings, disaster risk management professionals are finding new applications of machine learning (ML) at a rapid pace.

In disaster risk management, ML can help create actionable information faster and at lower cost: whether evaluating satellite imagery to determine flooded areas; processing street-level photography to identify structural characteristics of buildings; or assessing urban growth patterns to understand future vulnerabilities.

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Akiko Toya , Masatsugu Takamatsu

Road infrastructure is vulnerable to geohazards. Imagine you’re driving on a single lane rural road in Himalayas where you have a steep hill on your left and deep cliff on your right. It’s raining and the road is covered with mud eroded from the hill side.

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Road infrastructure is vulnerable to geohazards. Imagine driving on a single-lane rural road in the Himalayas, with a steep hill to your left and a steep cliff to your right side. It’s raining and the road is covered with mud from the hillside. A large truck is passing by, leaving little space to maneuver. If a landslide occurs, this road will be blocked for a long time because there is no alternate way to get there and heavy equipment has to be brought from a distance to remove debris and clear the road.

Blog

Over the past 20 years, floods have displaced more Indonesians than any other disaster type, causing significant damage and disrupting local economies. The poor and vulnerable often bear the brunt of flood hazards and are affected disproportionately. They tend to live in hazardous areas such as dense settlements situated below flood levels, highly-exposed coastal areas, and along riverbanks that often overflow. They also often have limited access to financial services and basic support to cope with the aftermath of flood events.

Videos

GFDRR's Resilient Infrastructure Program
A video primer on GFDRR's Resilient Infrastructure Program.
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