Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy
Over the past decade, almost 4000 natural disasters have impacted 2 billion people costing $1.7 billion in damages. Two-thirds of those affected were found in China, India, and the Philippines. But the demand for support is shifting, the 2018 “World Disasters Report,” released by the International Federation of the Red Cross, has found.
Some 134 million people needed humanitarian assistance in 2018, the report shows, quoting United Nations data. IFRC emergency operation budgets have seen an increased demand to support biological disasters, populations movements, and weather-related disasters…
Good work damaged by minister on L plates, but here’s how to help our neighbours
It is far more cost effective to climate proof that school, that hospital or that community hall in the first place, before it is damaged or destroyed.
This is what the Pacific Resilience Fund is about. It will enable Pacific Island Countries to borrow small amounts at very concessional levels to do basic climate proofing to their vital community infrastructure. It is a key regional priority being driven by the Pacific Island Forum and its Secretary-General, Dame Meg Taylor. It is a priority which as the responsible minister, I sought to galvanise support for. The Pacific wants to start helping itself. This is what the Pacific needs and…
Moreton wins 2018 National Resilient Australia Award
Last week saw the announcement of the 2018 National Resilient Australia Award winners. The presentation was held in Brisbane and proudly we can say that the award was taken out by a local Moreton initiative.
Members from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Moreton Bay Regional Council took out the State award in October and have gone on to successfully take out the National award with the My Resilient Community initiative.
The My Resilient Community project delivers pathways to strengthen community resilience through improving preparedness, response and recovery capacity…