Haiti’s rainy season, followed by the hurricane season, bring hardship to thousands of people every year. Serious rains and landslides have already hit Haiti, causing loss of life and devastation in some parts of the country. Eighteen months after the 2010 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people remain in camps and highly vulnerable to the spread of cholera and the impact of storms, flooding and landslides. Preparing for Disaster follows Red Cross who are working with communities in camps and neighbourhoods to identify simple actions that can minimize the impact of storms or floods such as training in early warning systems, digging ditches and sharing messages on disaster preparedness in public places such as tap taps and through games with children in camps.
24 Feb 2015
This report presents a collective portrait of the Red Cross and Red Crescent plans, achievements and financial expenditure in response to the earthquake on 12 January 2010 in Haiti. It reflects a consolidated picture of the best available data obtain...
Tags: Report, Earthquake, Recovery
Guidance material, Video
01 Apr 2015
Earthquake Safe Building Practices in Nepal: Video Toolkit by UNDP Nepal Earthquake Safe Building Practices in Nepal: Video Toolkit (Episode 1), Earthquake Safe Building Practices in Nepal: Video Toolkit (Episode 2), Earthquake Safe Building Practice...
Tags: Guidance material, Video, Earthquake
14 Aug 2013
The paper analyses the opportunities and implications for early earning systems on the background of a changing climate and urban growth. Emerging Challenges for Early Warning Systems in context of Climate Change and Urbanization http://www.dkkv.org/...
Tags: Report, Climate Change Adaptation, Early Warning Systems, Livelihoods, Urban Planning, Urban Risk Reduction