Nature-based Solutions

Protecting nature, protecting lives: Guidance, training and tools for nature-based solutions to disaster risk reduction

ALERT HUB INITIATIVE

Expanding the reach of fast, reliable, and accurate early warning messages to people at risk through promoting the use of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

HEAT TOOLKIT

Resources developed by the Red Cross Red Crescent Network to help communities prepare for heat waves.

Contribute your knowledge to build more resilient communities

From Oyster Castles to Virtual Reality: Hong Kong Red Cross’ Innovative Approach to Building Resilience

12 Mar 2024

At the forefront of building resilient communities, the Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of Red Cross Society of China) is leading exciting disaster preparedness and risk reduction initiatives from local to international levels. Notably, its nature-based solutions work has garnered widespread recognition for its impact and fostering diverse grassroots collaboration. In this DRM Practitioner Spotlight interview, Eva Y W Yeung, Senior Manager of Community Resilience Service at the Hong Kong Red Cross, shares about the organization’s holistic approach to preparedness […]

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Upskilling for Resilience: A Guide to Free Online Disaster Preparedness Training

Avatar photo Mira Adam 07 Apr 2024
As disasters continue to challenge communities worldwide, it is crucial for disaster management practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest knowl...

Data Ecosystems: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mercedes Aguerre 25 Mar 2024
By Anouck Adrot (Université Paris-Dauphine PSL) and Mercedes Aguerre (Croix Rouge Française) Cross-border data sharing strengthens disaster prepared...

Navigating the “dog days:” Experience of the Mexican Red Cross during 2023 heatwaves

Avatar photo Adriana Mangones 23 Feb 2024
2023 was officially named the hottest year on record, marked by scorching heat waves across the globe. With heat waves projected to increase in both f...

Use of AI in health emergencies: Insights from a simulated telephone survey

Avatar photo Philippe Borremans 07 Feb 2024
In public health emergencies, timely and accurate information is crucial for effective response strategies. My experiment looks at how artificial inte...

Climate crises Q&A: Why have some recent storms gained so much strength, so quickly?

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 05 Feb 2024
Warming oceans and the El Nino phenomenon have caused some storms to gain strength far more rapidly than predicted. When communities are caught off-gu...

The Weather of Hell: Experience of Italian Red Cross During 2023 Heat waves

Avatar photo Adriana Mangones 25 Jan 2024
2023 was officially named the hottest year on record, marked by scorching heatwaves across the globe. As the frequency and intensity of heatwaves are ...

Japan spent decades making itself earthquake resilient. Here’s how

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 05 Jan 2024
This story was prepared and originally published by National Geographic. Japan has earned a reputation as one of the most disaster-ready nations in th...

Addressing Disaster Risk Governance through the Lens of Legal Preparedness

Rachel Macleod 28 Nov 2023
Authors: Rachel Macleod, IFRC Senior Disaster Law Officer, and Tommaso Natoli, Disaster Law Focal Point for EU at the Italian Red Cross and IFRC In th...

Disaster early-warning systems can succeed – but collective action is needed

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 22 Nov 2023
By Andrew C. Tupper & Carina J. Fearnley Early warnings have long been known to be vital for saving lives and economic pain when disaster threaten...

New IFRC & Save the Children Online Course Teaches How to Localize Early Action Messages

Avatar photo Karin Metz 15 Nov 2023
The new self-paced online course Public Awareness Public Education (PAPE) & the WhatNow Service: Localizing action-oriented messages is now availa...

Toolkits

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Extreme Heat

Resources developed by the RCRC Network to help communities prepare for heat waves

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Teen Prep Kit

Created by teens for teens, this kit offers a fun and accessible way to learn about preparedness

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Humanitarian Service Points

Guidance to support National Societies and partners to establish and operate HSPs

Featured Resources

Guidance material, Report

Child Centered Early Warning Systems: Examples and Good Practice

10 Apr 2024
In the face of increasing extreme weather events and other hazards, Early Warning Systems can provide vulnerable populations with information that may enable them, and their duty bearers, to prevent predictable crisis impacts. To be effective, early warning systems must be designed for and together ... Read More
Manual

Installation and Management of Community Cooling Centres

08 Apr 2024
Heatwaves have an immense impact on the health and well-being of people around the world, especially in urban centres. Although growing in recognition, their severity often remains overlooked as a hazard or is addressed too late. This manual was developed to support humanitarians, governments and ke... Read More
Research

Understanding climate change – internal migration/displacement nexus in the context of coastal cities

05 Apr 2024
Download Full report: Understanding Climate Change – Coastal and Displacement This study presents a synthesis of the currently available data, analysis and projections, and reports on climate induced displacement and migration in coastal communities. It attempts to unpack the compounding effec... Read More
Report

Early Action: The State of Play 2023

27 Mar 2024
By Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP), March 2024 Now in their third year, the State of Play reports provide snapshots of international, regional and national investments, commitments and activities linked to early warning and early action. This year’s report focuses on the work of REAP... Read More
Report

Insights for states and regions’ approaches to building resilience

27 Mar 2024
This report summarizes the findings of the Resilience Series, a collaboration between Climate Group and Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Below are the findings of the Series – the challenges, the barriers, but also recommendations that will help communities cope with the challenges that climate ... Read More
Research

Informing decision-making about indoor heat risks to human health

26 Mar 2024
Due to climate change, a growing number of people around world are facing serious health risks from exposure to heat inside their own homes, or in public or privately managed facilities, such as schools, health facilities, prisons or care homes. Without respite and access to cooling, high day- and n... Read More
Data set

The Resilient Planet Data Hub

22 Mar 2024
The Resilient Planet Data Hub is a resource that provides open data about climate and environmental risks. The hub offers high-quality data that is globally consistent. The hub’s Global Resilience Index (GRI) Risk Viewer compares risks from various hazards globally, and provides risk metrics t... Read More
Case Study, Report

DARAJA: The Inclusive City-Community Forecasting and Early Warning Service

21 Mar 2024
The Developing Risk Awareness through Joint Action (DARAJA) project is a collaborative initiative aimed at enhancing weather and climate information services (WCIS) for urban communities, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations residing in informal settlements. ‘Daraja’, meanin... Read More

Practitioner Spotlight

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