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New Approaches to Managing Disaster Focus on Resilience

Heavy flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: Bigstock
Heavy flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: Bigstock

From super typhoons to floods, droughts and landslides, these events tend to widen existing inequalities between and within nations, often leaving the poorest with quite literally nothing. In 2013 alone, three times as many people lost their homes to natural disasters than to war, according to a new policy brief by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. The brief, which recommends incorporating accessible risk insurance into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), frames all this as a human rights issue…


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Viet Nam embraces Sendai Framework call for partnership

The Sendai Framework identifies partnership with the private sector as a vital element in global efforts to reduce disaster risk. This strategic and inclusive approach is already a reality in hazard-prone Da Nang, on Viet Nam’s Central Coast. Over the past four years, the local authorities have put public-private sector cooperation at the heart of their efforts to strengthen the resilience of the port city of one million people…


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