Country: Germany

DemographicsNational Statistic Administration (D-STATIS) Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in GermanyDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk ManagementDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGermany’s risk rankingsPlace 146. in country at risk ranking, World Risk Report 2012Risk profiles and dataClimate Data Center (CDC)Interactive maps on hazards, vulnerabilities and risksHazards and other thematic mapsGovernment legislation and policiesHyogo Framework for Action Progress Reports (in German) – Law for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (in German) – German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) within the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), focal point for HFA Red Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for GermanyGerman Red Cross – homepage, IFRC listing of contact info 

10 Jahre Forschung im DRK

Im März 2009 startete das DRK zum ersten Mal ein Forschungsprojekt mit Projektpartnern im Bereich der zivilen Sicherheitsforschung. Dies war der Beginn einer bis heute erfolgreichen Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit. Seit nunmehr zehn Jahren beteiligt sich das DRK Generalsekretariat aktiv an den relevanten (akademischen) Fachdiskursen und betreibt entweder eigenständig oder in Kooperation mit Partnern vor allem …

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10 Years of Research at the German Red Cross

The German Red Cross started its first research project together with partners from the civil security research in March 2009. This marked the beginning of the succesfully ongoing research and development work. For ten years now, the German Red Cross national headquarters actively participates in all academically relevant discourses and conducts application-oriented research, either in cooperation with …

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WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather Top List of Most Likely and Impactful Risks in Next 10 Years

Natural disasters are among the greatest risks the world will face in the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018, which annually seeks to identify and analyze the most pressing global catastrophic risks.  In the report, natural disasters ranked as the #2 most likely and #3 most impactful risk …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Case Study Floods in Central Europe

Floods are the most costly disasters (EEA 2010) in Europe. Although floods are quite common in many parts of Europe, they still pose a profound challenge to emergency and risk management agencies. This is particularly true in the large-scale river basins that run through different national (and regional) territories. This case study focuses on the …

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