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Disaster Resilience: How does it impact you


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Disaster Resilience: How does it impact you

Australia, the land ‘of drought and flooding rains’, has witnessed a number of disasters over the years, with the most severe occurring in the last decade. Samuel Beattie explains the importance of resilience around these disasters.

In 2009, the Black Saturday bushfires swept across Victoria and destroyed more than 2,000 homes and were responsible for the death of 173 people[1]; in 2010/2011, severe floods in Queensland forced the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes, causing over $5 billion worth of damage to the state[2], and; for the 10 years between 2004 and 2014, Local Government Areas in NSW were impacted by natural disasters 905 times[3].

Clearly, disasters impact all Australians across the country and have the ability to cause large-scale disruption to people’s lives and communities. It is, therefore, important to ask ourselves the question, how do we prepare…


How Rwanda’s largest climate resilience investment is taking shape

Weather related disasters such as flooding and landslides affecting the livelihoods of residents of Gicumbi District, Northern Province could soon be curbed following the launch of a $32.8m initiative funded by the Green Climate Fund.

The initiative is a partnership with the Ministry of Environment and aims at building resilience of small-holder farmers and communities vulnerable to climate change who have often lost their harvest due to changing weather patterns.

The project, dubbed “Strengthening Climate resilience of Communities in Northern Rwanda,” is one of the largest investments in regards to climate resilience and is set to run for 6 years between 2018 and 2024…


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