The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented event in modern human history, requiring the United Nations system to work as One UN to support countries. The UN Secretary-General has asked the international community to focus on three critical areas of action: 1) Tackling the health emergency; 2) Social impact and the economic response and recovery; …

UNDRR Initial COVID-19 Engagement Strategy and Communication CampaignRead More »

Global Congress on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction will be organized in Bhubaneswar on 9-10th Oct 2020.  The congress aims to gather more than 500 DRR and Climate Change Professors, Researchers, Students, and Practitioner from United Nations, INGOS and most of the prestigious Universities of India and abroad. For more information: http://crdrr2020.ceedasia.org/index.html GUIDELINE FOR …

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Climate Change and Displacement Climate change and natural disasters can add to and worsen the threats that force people to flee across international borders. The interplay between climate, conflict, poverty and persecution greatly increases the complexity of refugee emergencies. Victoria, Australia – National Climate Change and Agriculture Plan Agreed Australian …

Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter | November 2019 EditionRead More »

HIWeather International Coordination Office visited IRDR International Programme Office on 4 November 2019 for further collaboration. The High Impact Weather project (HIWeather) is a ten year activity within the World Weather Research Programm. The Executive Director of IRDR Prof. Qunli Han updated IRDR recent activities especially on the Science and Policy Forum in 2019 Global …

HIWeather ICO visited IRDR IPO for further cooperationRead More »

UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Climate Change and Displacement Climate change and natural disasters can add to and worsen the threats that force people to flee across international borders. The interplay between climate, conflict, poverty and persecution greatly increases the complexity of refugee emergencies. Victoria, Australia – National Climate Change and Agriculture Plan Agreed Australian …

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IRDR young scientists Dr. Johnrev Guilaran published a paper with colleagues on the Disasters.   This scoping review provides a summary of research findings on social support dynamics in the aftermath of disasters that occurred on the continent of Australia and Oceania between 1983 and 2013. Forty‐one studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that investigated different …

A scoping review of postdisaster social support investigations conducted after disasters that struck the Australia and Oceania continentRead More »