Led by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and supported by the German Red Cross, the Bangladesh FbF project is at the forefront of experience with FbF activation and funding delivery in the Asia-Pacific region. This case study examines the effectiveness of distributing unconditional cash grants to affected people as an early action measure in the […]
The Flood Resilience Programme (FRP) has applied a ‘one river – one management’ approach in Indonesia. It addressed impacts in the downstream community of Ciliwung (Jakarta) and also their causes further upstream in Bogor. One of the main issues upstream, based on a detailed assessment, is garbage and waste. To address this problem, the project
Half of Indonesia’s population of approximately 141 million people lives on the island of Java, home to several river systems as the Citarum river and the Bengawan Solo. Due to changing climate and environmental conditions, these river systems are prone to flooding. The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia, PMI), the International Federation of Red
The population of the municipality of Jonuta (Tabasco, Mexico), which depends heavily on farming for its subsistence, loses many farm animals during floods. To protect their livelihoods, the people have re-adopted and improved the local practice of building bird shelters. The Flood Resilience Alliance (2013 -2017) is a five-year partnership that set out to develop a
Using wetlands to minimize the damage from disasters Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are a natural buffer against disasters. Along the coastline, wetlands act as a natural protective buffer. For example, they helped avoid more than $625 million in damages from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Inland, wetlands act as a natural sponge, absorbing and storing
The altered environment and support systems of children with disabilities (CWD) make their physical, psychological, social, educational and physiological vulnerabilities more severe during flooding. Despite the concern that they are among the worst affected during and after disaster events, researches aimed at understanding their peculiar vulnerabilities comparative to other children is limited. Although research
Published 23 March 2015 The collaboration of government, local government, and community is key to flood early warning systems. The Program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand (ADPC and USAID) implemented various activities under the program to strengthen the collaboration which also brings the understanding among stakeholders on flood early warning system.
Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Lancaster University researchers found that factors impacting on children’s well-being include: loss of valued personal and family possessions, friendship networks, familiar spaces, education; experience of
The Government of Ireland has published the draft National Risk Assessment 2015 – Overview of Strategic Risks. This sets out a draft list of strategic risks, both financial and non-financial, which Ireland faces, with a view to stimulating public debate on those risks and what are the appropriate responses. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, said that ‘this
This publication captures the findings of a study on flood early warning systems in Nepal that assessed the institutional arrangements, key stakeholders, legal provisions, coordination and linkage mechanisms, and four key elements of early warning systems from a gender perspective. It also gathered experience from two villages with functioning community-based flood early warning systems.