Nepal is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, ranked 11th most at risk in terms of its vulnerability to earthquakes and 30th in terms of flood risks. In particular, the highly populated Kathmandu Valley faces significant risk of a catastrophic earthquake. Out of 21 cities around the world lying in similar seismic hazard zones, Kathmandu is rated the worst, in terms of the impact an earthquake would have on the people who live there. In 2012, the Nepal Red Cross began a programme to help people in the Kathmandu valley prepare better for disasters, with a focus on earthquakes.
20 Oct 2013
The paper focuses on financing and institutional arrangements for dzud. It seeks to encourage a more coordinated, predictable, timely and targeted approach to dzud on the part of both the Government of Mongolia (GoM) and its development partners, bas...
Tags: Guidance material, Cold wave / dzud, Livelihoods, Risk Transfer
17 Dec 2018
Ensuring Global and Regional Commitments Translate into Local Level Action and Impact Case Studies: Red Cross Red Crescent Disaster Risk Reduction in Action – What Works at Local Level June 2018 DRR in action Case Studies https://media.ifrc.or...
Tags: Case Study, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management
18 May 2016
Resilience in the Americas (RITA) is implemented by Red Cross National Societies in 8 countries in Latin America, with technical support from the American Red Cross. The focus of the program is to work alongside communities to strengthen their res...
Tags: Video, Resilience