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 – http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-chapter11.pdfEarthquake 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 – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/colNational 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”) – http://www.sigpad.gov.co/sigpad/index.aspxRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Colombia

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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Volcanic Hazard Maps Improve Disaster Preparedness in Colombia

A case study on the importance of effective visualization tools in disaster preparedness, such as volcanic hazard maps, which help public officials and citizens prepare for volcanic emergencies. Volcanic Hazard Maps Improve Disaster Preparedness in Colombia http://geospatial.intergraph.com/Libraries/CaseStudies/Volcanic_Hazard_Maps_Improve_Disaster_Preparedness_in_Colombia.sflb.ashx

Disasters in the Americas: The case for legal preparedness

A set of case studies that highlight the importance of adequately facilitating and regulating outside international humanitarian assistance in the event of natural disasters. Case studies include the following examples: Dominican Republic law encourages civil society empowerment Preparing Colombia to better manage international assistance Earthquake law eases recovery in Chile IFRC, 2011. Disasters in the …

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Latin America Risk Reduction Activity

The Colombian Red Cross, in partnership with the American Red Cross and United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is implementing a two-year disaster risk reduction program known as “LARRA” or “Latin America Risk Reduction Activity” in four municipalities in Colombia: Armenia, Calarcá, Córdoba and Salento. The program’s strategic goal …

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Analysis of Disaster Risk Management in Colombia: A Contribution to the Creation of Public Policies

This World Bank report offers not only a summary of the disaster risks in Colombia but also the opportunities to articulate disaster risk management in current planning, investment and monitoring and control instruments. It makes the case for defining public and private responsibility as part of the strategy in reducing Colombia’s fiscal vulnerability in the …

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Surviving Alone: Improving Assistance to Colombia’s Flood Victims

This Refugees International report highlits shortcomings in the Colombian governtment’s and international agencies’ reponse to the 2010-2011 floods in order to ensure Colombia is better prepared for future flood events. While Colombia has committed to a disaster management framework, the severity of the emergency highlighted gaps in the system including the notable lack of local …

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No time for doubt: Tackling urban risk

Compilation of case studies on Red Cross urban resilience and preparedness programs from Colombia, Jamaica and Nicaragua.  Full Document http://reliefweb.int/report/world/no-time-doubt-tackling-urban-risk