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Urban Disaster Resilience Road Map and Asia Pacific Urban Disaster Resilience Hub

This report is  one of the steps along the way towards developing an Urban Disaster Resilience Road Map and Asia Pacific Urban Disaster Resilience (UDR) Hub. The Roadmap will provide strategic orientation and operational guidance for implementing the urban agenda in the Asia Pacific region, it will outline the things that RCRC need to do to …

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Urban Resilience in Asia Pacific: A Scoping Study for Red Cross and Red Crescent

IFRC Asia Pacific Zone has conducted a scoping study to map urban resilience initiatives in the Red Cross Red Crescent movement and beyond. The review looked at past and present knowledge and experiences regarding urban resilience to both provide an evidence base and prompt questions for thought and discussion at the Urban Resilience Think Tank meeting.  The …

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A practical step by step guide VCA for Red Cross Red Crescent practitioners and volunteers

The VCA is a key element of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (International Federation) disaster management systems. With support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), the VCA methodology was updated in early 2007 and many National Societies worldwide are …

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Making climate information user friendly for humanitarian organizations

The Asia Pacific zone covers 45 countries and 57% of all the disasters in the Asia Pacific are hydro-metrological in nature. Increasing climate risk threatens hard-earned development gains. A strategy for dealing with this is to better understand and pre-empt climate related hazards through systematic use of climate information  at different time scales. This can …

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Early Warning – Early Action: A Regional Guideline for Effective Engagement

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance to the National Societies on effectively enhancing and supporting Early Warning Systems (EWS) in their respective countries, particularly at the community level. This publication is meant to identify the current roles and responsibilities of National Society at various levels, including volunteers, and identify how these positions could be enhanced to …

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