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Publish Date:
13 January 2020

The tenth anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake has been marked with ceremonies and renewed commitment to building a better future for the impoverished nation.

“We remember the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their lives and the millions gravely affected by the devastating earthquake that struck their country ten years ago,” Mr. Guterres said in a video statement.

The earthquake on January 12, 2010, and its aftershocks caused well over 230...

Publish Date:
12 December 2019

Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States benefit from better weather and climate information

A global initiative to strengthen early warning systems and climate resilience in the most vulnerable countries continues to gain momentum with a new injection of Euro...

Publish Date:
11 December 2019

Luxembourg Minister Carole Dieschbourg at COP25 after the CREWS High Level Event heald in the Benelux and European Bank Pavilion in Madrid, Spain.

Publish Date:
11 December 2019

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori is a panelist at the CREWS High Level Event, held in the Benelux and Euopean Bank Pavilion at COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

Publish Date:
12 November 2019
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Flash floods are among the world’s deadliest natural disasters with more than 5 000 lives lost annually. Their social, economic and environmental impacts are significant. Accounting for approximately 85% of flooding cases, flash floods also have the highest mortality rate among different classes of flooding, including riverine and coastal. Flash floods differ from river floods in their short time scales and occurrence on small spatial

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