Legislative framework

Viet Nam: Country Case Study Report: How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction

Viet Nam: Country Case Study Report How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies May 2014   Viet Nam is prone to many different types of natural hazards. They are mainly hydro-meteorological,such as recurring floods and storms, but also include low to moderate risks of droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, forest […]

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Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in South Africa

While South Africa is subject to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, the three that occur most frequently – floods, droughts and fires – are all associated with water, its excess or its lack. South Africa is a water-stressed country and lack of sufficient water is the most significant resource constraint on development. Climate change projections over

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Nicaragua: Estudio de Caso: Cómo la Ley y la Normativa Apoyan la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastre

Serie IFRC-PNUD sobre Marcos Legales para apoyar la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres   Nicaragua cuenta con un buen marco normativo e institucional para la RRD, que integra armónicamente todos sus niveles con el sector gubernamental. Una de las mejores prácticas encontradas es la capacidad organizativa establecida en el marco jurídico e implementado en todos los niveles, interrelacionando armónicamente las

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New Zealand: Country Case Study Report

How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction from IFRC-UNDP Series on Legal Frameworks to support Disaster Risk Reduction Located in the south-western Pacific Ocean, New Zealand sits on two tectonic plates within the Pacific ring of fire, resulting in the country’s dramatic natural landscapes. New Zealand is prone to a range of natural hazards, such as floods, storms, cyclones,

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Namibia: Country Case Study Report / How Law and Regulation Support Disaster Risk Reduction

Namibia is vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, especially drought and flooding. Flooding is an annually recurring event which is worsening each year, with the northern and northeastern regions being the worst affected. Drought is increasingly difficult to predict in the country. In 2013, Namibia experienced an extensive and prolonged drought throughout the country.

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Iraq: Country Case Study Report │ How Law and Regulation Supports DRR

Iraq is exposed to multiple forms of natural and human induced hazards. The country is increasingly susceptible to natural hazards including drought, floods, epidemics, sandstorms, desertification, marshland ecosystem degradation, soil salination of fertile lands and earthquakes. This susceptibility to natural hazards is coupled with the impact of war, which has exposed the population to multiple

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Guatemala: Estudio de Caso / Cómo la Ley y la Normativa Apoyan la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastre

Este informe analiza los marcos legislativos, de políticas e institucionales para la reducción de riesgo de desastres en sus niveles nacional y local, y la base institucional para la implementación de estos, a nivel nacional, departamental y comunitario, en Guatemala.   Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja

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Ethiopia: Country Case Study Report / How Law and Regulation Supports Disaster Risk Reduction

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, has a total population estimated at 88 million (the third largest population in Africa), and contains over 80 ethnic groups spread over nine regional states and two city administrations, yet despite economic growth and a significant increase in human development over the past two decades, Ethiopia remains one of the

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Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the second most vulnerable country in the Caribbean after Haiti, being exposed to tropical storms and hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires and landslides, as well as being at considerable risk from seismic events and tsunamis; high proportion of the population lives in poverty and inequality between the rich and the poor is also substantial. Escalating rates

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Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in Brazil

Brazil has in the recent past increased the number of initiatives on disaster risk reduction (DRR). This has been triggered especially by the recent episodes of serious disasters hitting the country, notably floods and landslides, for example, in 2008 in Santa Catarina and in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. Such events resulted in thousands of dead and hundreds of

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