A new report published by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events. Highlights -The five countries hit by the highest number […]
Cold wave / dzud
Extreme winter cold can cause death and injury to people, as well as to livestock and wildlife, through direct exposure to cold temperatures, impacts on vegetation, and impacts on the built environment and infrastructure which can depend on elements that become brittle and lose function in cold temperatures. The impacts of cold weather may often
This document is a Winter Weather Safety Checklist that gives you basic information on what to do and what supplies you need in case winter weather and/or cold waves occur.
Emergency procedures and public information regarding extreme cold weather compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These guidelines have been developed for use in the United States, but may be relevant in other areas with similar climates. This resource includes preparing your home and vehicle, recognition
In the winter of 2009‐2010 Mongolia experienced the most severe dzud since the consecutive dzud winters of 1999‐2002. The 1999‐2002 dzud was an important catalyst for a number of donor‐led efforts to improve pasture and livestock management and risk preparedness using community‐based approaches. In the 2009‐2010 dzud, about 8.5 million livestock had died, approximately 20%
The paper focuses on financing and institutional arrangements for dzud. It seeks to encourage a more coordinated, predictable, timely and targeted approach to dzud on the part of both the Government of Mongolia (GoM) and its development partners, based on an analysis of the 2009-2010 dzud response efforts. The paper also explores the scope for
والطريقة المثلى لضمان سلامة عائلتك تتمثل في الاستعداد عن طريق وضع خطة كوارث. Set of fact sheets and preparedness checklists developed by the American Red Cross. Online version of fact sheetsand preparedness checklists http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster-safety-library