Topic: Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone

Flood Resilience Alliance: Costa Rica Informe Nacional

En Costa Rica las condiciones de vulnerabilidad, como el incremento de población sin planificación, la mala distribución y uso del suelo, y el terreno montañoso y con pendientes pronunciadas, han provocado desequilibrios ecológicos de gran magnitud, en donde una de las consecuencias son las inundaciones devastadoras con desbordamientos súbitos. Los ríos La Estrella, Limoncito, Banano, …

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Flood Resilience Alliance: Costa Rica Country Briefing

In Costa Rica, drivers of vulnerability such as unplanned population growth, poor distribution and use of land, and the mountainous and steeply sloping terrain have led to great ecological imbalances. One of the consequences is devastating flooding with sudden overflows. The La Estrella, Limoncito, Banano, Reventazón, Matina, and Pacuare rivers, in the Limón province, and …

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Mozambique: Cyclone Idai

Originally shared by IFRC – 26 March 2019  Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14/15 March, 2019 near the central Mozambican city of Beira. The cyclone -with  maximum sustained winds estimated as between 170 and 190 km/h brought torrential rains to Sofala, Zambezia, Manica, and Inhambane provinces.  Thousands of homes were flattened by the …

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Forecast-based Financing: Effective early actions to reduce flood impacts

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 …

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Resilience Scan July – September 2017

Resilience: rising to the challenge in coastal regions Coastal areas offer unique opportunities and challenges. The dynamics of the physical processes (from the daily tides to the ever-changing morphology) form the backdrop to some of the world’s most productive and valuable habitats and give rise to distinctive coastal economies and cultures. But they are under …

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