Topic: Urban Preparedness

El Salvador, Honduras and Colombia prepared for effective response

October, 8 – 11, 2018 Jose Bonilla, Institutional Preparedness Advisor, and Roberto Brito, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the American Red Cross briefed the National Red Cross Societies of El Salvador, Honduras, and Colombia, on the Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) tool for assessing institutional capacities. This tool was developed by the …

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Webinars: Rethinking Urban Community Risk Reduction and Resilience while responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. With these four webinars, we aim to unpack the fundamentals of responding to pandemics effectively in urban areas. SESSION 1  12 June 2020 The COVID-19 …

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Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

‘Delay and pay, or plan and prosper’, is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, in a recent piece titled, Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait. With mounting evidence that climate change is behind the growing intensity of frequency of floods, storms, droughts, …

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Urban Preparedness

Placeholder Text. Pending feedback from Aynur. Urban Infrastructure By Aynur Kadihasanoglu Urban infrastructure consists of many different systems and structures. Among them the following three are the most important and pertinent to the safety and quality … Read More → Urban Planning By Aynur Kadihasanoglu Rapid urbanization compounded by inadequate urban planning, inadequate infrastructure, poor …

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Scaling-Up Covid-19 Outbreak Readiness and Response Operations in Humanitarian Situations, Including Camps and Camp-Like Settings

This Interim Guidance by IASC addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership. The Guidance is developed in alignment with the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (link: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/strategic-preparedness-and-respo…), …

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