Brazil

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

Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in Brazil

Brazil has in the recent past increased the number of initiatives on disaster risk reduction (DRR). This has been triggered especially by the recent episodes of serious disasters hitting the country, notably floods and landslides, for example, in 2008 in Santa Catarina and in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. Such events resulted in thousands of dead and hundreds of

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Climate Change, Disaster Risk, and the Urban Poor: Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World

Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. This study analyzes the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and

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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,

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Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities

The rapid and often unplanned expansion of cities is exposing more people and economic assets to the risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. For city governments, increased climate variability imposes additional challenges to effective urban management and the delivery of key services, while for residents it increasingly affects their lives and livelihoods

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