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Scaling Up Resilience: How Red Cross of Montenegro is Transforming Flood Preparedness

09 Jul 2024

From earthquakes and floods to COVID-19 and population movements, the Red Cross of Montenegro plays a pivotal role in bolstering the nation’s capacity to address diverse humanitarian challenges. Beyond immediate crisis response, the Red Cross actively contributes to a more resilient future through its preparedness and risk reduction initiatives. Bringing over 25 years of experience in disaster management, Goran Petrušić heads the Logistics and Disaster Preparedness and Response Department at the Red Cross of Montenegro. In this DRM Practitioner Spotlight […]

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Accelerating Climate Action through University Students in Indonesia

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 17 Jul 2024
The Coastal City Resilience and Heat Action Project (CoCHAP) stands as a testament to collaborative resilience-building efforts supported by the USAID...

Empowering Communities, Influencing National Change: The Mexican Red Cross’ Approach to Flood Resilience

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 05 Jun 2024
Leading the way in strengthening community resilience, the Mexican Red Cross is at the forefront of impactful disaster preparedness and risk reduction...

Future of Urban for Red Cross Red Crescent

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 09 May 2024
THIS THOUGHT PIECE IS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR IFRC SOLFERINO ACADEMYAuthors: Aynur Kadihasanoglu (lead author), Julie Arrighi and Ian O’Donnell F...

Digital mapping the cities and communities to understand risks and vulnerabilities

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 20 Apr 2024
Around ending of December to January month as a way of complimenting the achievements of the previous City-Wide Risk Assessment Tanzania Red Cross Soc...

Beating the Heat: American Red Cross’ Heat Wave Preparedness in Texas

Avatar photo Adriana Mangones 19 Apr 2024
2023 was officially named the hottest year on record, marked by scorching heat waves across the globe. With heat waves projected to increase in both f...

From Challenge to Change: The journey of Extreme Heat in Indonesia begins here

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 16 Apr 2024
In the tapestry of natural disasters woven into the landscape of Indonesia through Law No. 24 of 2007, there are no elements of extreme heat or heat w...

City-Wide Risk Assessment: A system Centric Approach for Building Resilient Coastal Cities in Bangladesh

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 16 Apr 2024
Bangladesh’s southern coast faces frequent extreme weather events like cyclones, tidal surges, tsunamis, floods. Climate-induced risks disrupt t...

Upskilling for Resilience: A Guide to Free Online Disaster Preparedness Training

Avatar photo Mira Adam 07 Apr 2024
As disasters continue to challenge communities worldwide, it is crucial for disaster management practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest knowl...

Data Ecosystems: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mercedes Aguerre 25 Mar 2024
By Anouck Adrot (Université Paris-Dauphine PSL) and Mercedes Aguerre (Croix Rouge Française) Cross-border data sharing strengthens disaster prepared...

From Oyster Castles to Virtual Reality: Hong Kong Red Cross’ Innovative Approach to Building Resilience

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 12 Mar 2024
At the forefront of building resilient communities, the Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of Red Cross Society of China) is leading exciting disaster prepar...

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Japan spent decades making itself earthquake resilient. Here’s how
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This story was prepared and originally published by National Geographic. Japan has earned a reputation as one of the most disaster-ready nations in th...
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Avatar photo Nesrine Aouinti 19 Mar 2021
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Avatar photo Jessica Ports Robbins 07 May 2020
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Nepal earthquake: How a GO BAG (Emergency Kit) became the Bag for Survival
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