Country: United Kingdom

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in United KingdomDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk ManagementDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/gbrRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for United Kingdom

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 …

Resilience Scan July – September 2017 Read More »

UNISDR Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR – internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new Strategic Framework 2016-2021, Work Programme 2016-2019 and a change management …

UNISDR Annual Report 2016 Read More »

Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience

Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Lancaster University researchers found that factors impacting on children’s well-being include: loss of valued personal and family possessions, friendship networks, familiar spaces, education; experience of …

Children, young people and flooding: Recovery and resilience Read More »

Short Report: TACTIC’s first workshop on preparedness for epidemics in the UK

One of TACTIC’s overarching aims is to understand preparedness from a cross-boundary, ‘multi-hazard’ perspective. As a part of this effort, TACTIC partners are investigating floods, earthquakes, epidemics and terrorism through a series of case studies. Northumbria University is conducting a case study on epidemics in the United Kingdom (UK) focused on the 2001 Foot-and-Mouth Disease …

Short Report: TACTIC’s first workshop on preparedness for epidemics in the UK Read More »

Disaster Resilience Education & Research: Roadmap for Europe 2030

In recent years, the European higher education community has played an increasingly important role in moving disaster science from a responsive, primarily technical discipline, to a broad, multi-disciplinary movement that seeks to build societal resilience to disaster. This movement coincides with the increasing global emphasis on the need to tackle the inter-related challenges of disaster …

Disaster Resilience Education & Research: Roadmap for Europe 2030 Read More »

A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

This 36-page report reviews the global dialogue series organized by the American Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, defines the Eight Criteria for Resilience-Strengthening Solutions, announces plans to test four experimental technologies with partners this year, and makes five key recommendations based on community-level requests and our humanitarian expertise. …

A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs Read More »

Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience: A Special Joint G20 Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank

Responding to a G20 request, the Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience: A Special Joint G20 Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank brings together the experiences of G20 countries in protecting their populations and assets against natural hazards. It includes contributions by fifteen G20 members and invited countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, …

Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience: A Special Joint G20 Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank Read More »