Country: Malawi

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in MalawiDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/mwiRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Malawi

Cash Preparedness Case Study – Malawi Red Cross Society

This case study is one of six, documenting evidence on the impact of and lessons from cash preparedness support programmes by the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in Malawi between 2015 and 2017.  Find more resources and informational materials on cash assistance in emergencies on the Cash Hub.   Cash Hub Resources https://cash-hub.org/resources/cash-in-emergencies

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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Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide’s geographic focus is on climate communications in the Global South and draws from CDKN’s …

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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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The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap

  In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing countries.  The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage …

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Malawi and Climate Change: student voices

The changing climate is threatening urban and rural Malawi. High school students collaborated with the Malawi Red Cross, and Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre intern Mehdi Comeau to make this video to raise awareness about what is happening, and what we can do about it. More information: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/cl… & http://www.climatecentre.org