Country: Ecuador

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in EcuadorDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/ecuRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Ecuador

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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Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence

A new IFRC report titled “Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence” details the elevated risk of sexual violence for unaccompanied and separated migrant children at every stage of their migratory path.  The number of children migrating alone, the report estimates, included more than 300,000 in 2017 – a substantial increase over …

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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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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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VI Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres en las Américas (Declaración de Cartagena)

La VI Edición de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres en las Américas se celebró en Cartagena – Colombia, del 20 al 22 de junio, en cooperación de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) y el Gobierno de Colombia, como parte del Sistema …

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How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises

Online communication platforms have become a lifeline for millions of people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts: social media and messaging apps help maintain contact with family and friends, and provide access to information, such as where to find food, shelter or medical assistance. This information can directly influence how people prepare for, respond …

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