Country: Colombia

DemographicsColombia 2005 Census ReportPast disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events for ColombiaRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebColombia’s risk rankingsWorld Risk Report 2012Risk profiles and dataClimate Change – IPCC Climate Assessment Report – Regional Climate Projections for Colombia page 895 – hazards in Colombia – National Seismological Center of ColombiaUrban Risk – Urban risk profiles for BogotaUN-ISDR overview of disaster risk in ColombiaGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – Policy on Climate Change by Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentDepartmental plans and other risk reduction strategy documents and trainings, produced by Colombia’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Division (“SIGPAD”) – Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Colombia

Mi Mandala Personal (COVID-19)

“Manual de arte terapia para el fortalecimiento de la salud mental como respuesta a la emergencia por COVID-19” es un documento creado por la Unidad de Atención Psicosocial de Cruz Roja Salvadoreña, gracias a la asistencia técnica y financiera de Cruz Roja Española. El material es una adaptación de la técnica “Mi Mandala Personal” desarrollada …

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IFRC Guiding Principles for the America Region

The attached document briefly describes the most important things that derive from the Buenos Aires Commitment and the 2030 Strategy and shows us how we can carry out activities within the framework of the Region’s priorities.


ZIKA360 is an innovative learning tool aiming to bring a new approach to the fight against the Zika virus. By combining two experiences, a virtual reality film and an augmented reality app, the project tackles the topic of disease transmission prevention as well as community engagement from the angle of innovation. The project was created …

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Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from the LAC region

As part of the project “LARRA Actividades de Reducción de Riesgo de Latinoamérica,” the American Red Cross in coordination with the National Societies from Colombia, El Salvador and Honduras held the Lessons Learned Workshop 2018 – 2019 on mid-June.   The attendees from the Latin America and the Caribbean delegation, representatives from National Societies, community leaders, and delegates from the IFRC …

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Resilient Cities, Resilient Lives Learning from the 100RC Network

In the six years since the creation of 100 Resilient Cities, more than 70 cities have published Resilience Strategies containing over 3,000 initiatives. To date, more than US$25 billion has been catalyzed by 100RC member cities toward the resilience agenda, and the world’s leading development financial institutions are building resilience criteria into how large-scale infrastructure projects …

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WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide’s geographic focus is on climate communications in the Global South and draws from CDKN’s …

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Preparación para una Respuesta Eficaz

Preparación para una Respuesta Eficaz (PER en sus siglas en inglés) es un enfoque cíclico para que una Sociedad Nacional evalúe, mida y analice sistemáticamente las fortalezas y debilidades de su sistema de respuesta a fin de tomar medidas correctivas. El enfoque PER coloca a la Sociedad Nacional en el asiento del conductor para construir un plan …

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