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How to create effective and inclusive early warnings: 11 recommendations from research
Early warning systems (EWS) have been widely recognized as an essential tool to reduce risks and improve preparedness and response to natural hazards. To be effective, EWS must go beyond the mere dissemination of alerts and encompass multiple elements – from increasing the population’s risk knowledge to building response capabilities. To address the key aspects of warnings, the UCL Warning Research Centre (WRC), …
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Cyclone Mocha: Accurate forecasts spur preparedness in Myanmar and Bangladesh
Cyclone Mocha made landfall near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh on on May 14th as an extremely severe cyclonic storm and moved inland, weaken...
Nature-based Solution for River basin and Coastal Risk Resilience Community
The Nature-based Solution for River basin and Coastal Risk Resilience Community program is applied harmoniously within the framework of Integrated Com...
Adapting to the impacts of extreme heat in Bangladesh’s labour force
The health and productivity of the workforce in Bangladesh is under increasing threat in a warming world. In this commentary, Lucia Letsch, Shouro Das...
New Teen Prep Kit Supports Young People to Get Started with Disaster Preparedness
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center and the American Red Cross are pleased to announce the launch of Teen Prep Kit, a unique resource designed to ...
Nobody can predict earthquakes, but we can forecast them. Here’s how
After devastating earthquakes, it’s common to see discussion of earthquake prediction. An earthquake prediction requires, in advance, the specif...
Working with local partners – and nature – for flood resilience
Building on the successful cooperation between the Red Cross of Montenegro and the municipality of Golubovci on the repair and construction of a flood...
Successful Completion of Small Grants II: Youth Trailblaze Urban Climate Action in Asia Pacific
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2021 the Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub launched the 2nd Urban Community Resilience Small Grants,...
Data and the Power of Storytelling in Global Development
Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said, what you did, but will never forget how you made them feel, probably a popular adage but...
New FREE online course puts Operational Research at the heart of Humanitarian Action
Press Release, 18 October 2022, Geneva, Switzerland A collaboration between the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, the Aga Khan University, and th...
IFRC STRATEGY 2030
“Strategy 2030 sets out how the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) will build on over 100 years of striving for a mor...
Awareness material, Report
Plastic pollution and flood risk
The accumulation of mismanaged plastic waste is a serious issue globally. It has severe negative impacts on biodiversity and the environment, as well as on livelihoods and human health. As climate change makes rainfall events more intense and frequent, plastic pollution blocking drainage systems in ... Read More
Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster: A Case Study from Boulder, Colorado
Comparative study to look at issues in preparedness raised in context of response to Colorado floods in the US in September 2013 and how those issues relate to resilience needs identified in other countries particularly South Asia and Southeast Asia. Floods In Boulder A Study of Resilience ISET Read More
Data sharing for Disaster Risk Reduction in different contexts
1. Data Ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction in Cross-border Regions: Visioning from 2020 Roya Valley Flood Disaster. 2. The Impact of conflicts on Data Sharing for Disaster Risk Reduction French Red Cross – Mercedes Aguerre – Mercedes.email@example.com Université Paris-Dauphine ... Read More
Learning from the past in moving to the future: Invest in communication and response to weather early warnings to reduce death and damage
As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, governments and civil society organizations are making large investments in early warning systems (EWS) with the aim to avoid death and destruction from hydro-meteorological events. Early warning systems have four com... Read More
Checklist: Humanitarian Service Points
Humanitarian Service Points (HSPs) are a global initiative and flagship of the IFRC Secretariat and National Societies in responding to the needs of migrants and displaced people. HSPs may be established by National Societies both in emergency response and in longer-term programmes. The objective of... Read More
Humanitarian Service Point (HSP) Leaflet
Humanitarian Service Points (HSPs) are a global initiative and flagship of the IFRC Secretariat and National Societies in responding to the needs of migrants and displaced people. HSPs may be established by National Societies both in emergency response and in longer-term programmes. The objective ... Read More
Awareness material, Report
Translating Warnings into Action – How we can Improve Early Warning Systems to Protect Communities
Early warnings for hazards are essential for living safely and minimizing economic losses. For many hazards, it is possible to give advance notice and accurate information to help communities prepare and respond. However, issuance of the warning itself is not enough for a warning system to be ef... Read More
Warning Briefing Note: Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems
For warning systems to be most comprehensive they need to be multi-hazard and operate across many stakeholders to integrate hazard and risk knowledge. This Warnings Briefing Note, supported by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center/IFRC and produced by UCL Warning Research Center, focuses on bui... Read More