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The Case for Business to Undertake Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

Recognizing the challenge of private sector involvement on DRR activities, UNISDR, the World Economic Forum, and the World Bank, with funding support from GFDRR, have launched an effort to document working models and build strategies for promoting the private sector as an integral element of risk...

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Global Risk Identification Programme: better risk information for sound decision making

Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that directly aligns with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)'s Priority Area 2: risk identification, assessment and monitoring. Although hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, GRIP's structure, is...

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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum

Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...

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Natural Disaster Risk Reduction: The policy and practice of selected institutional donors

In early 2003 Tearfund interviewed nine key donor organisations to determine the level of priority they give to disaster risk reduction within their relief and development programming, and the reasons behind this level of prioritisation.

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2010-2011 World Disaster Reduction Campaign

Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen.

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Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) encourages communities to talk about disaster reduction

The "Our Community Disaster Reduction: Map Simulation" activity conducted by the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) in 2007 is a workshop-style program to promote disaster reduction.

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Disaster Relief

A considerable body of research exists on disaster and relief recommendations. We are drawing upon these to extract those components that are in-kind specific.

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Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013

Nearly 12 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst disasters to hit the Philippines in years. More than 900,000 people remain displaced, according to the UN. A national state of emergency has been declared, with Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Palawan...

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Sompo Japan Insurance helps to develop puppet play that teaches disaster awareness

Under its “Education for Disaster Reduction” programme, Sompo Japan Insurance supports non-profits in presenting a puppet show for disaster awareness.

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Child care: an essential service for disaster recovery

Extensive research has documented that the provision of child care services is essential to the economic health and vitality of a community. In disaster situations, when the economic life of local communities virtually grinds to a halt, workers with young children cannot resume their jobs unless...

Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)

The Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), organised within the US Department of Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), specialises in medicine and health-related topics as they relate to advancing the...

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) provides near real-time alerts about natural and technological disasters around the world and tools to facilitate relief coordination, including news, maps and the Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Center. Disaster profiles include...

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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2011 edition

Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

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GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification

GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification provides a means by which data regarding natural and human disasters is collected and monitored by the Emergency and Disaster Information Services of the National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications of Budapest, Hungary. GLIDE...

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations

Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations, a guidebook, is designed to assist donors and recipients to make decisions that will have the greatest long-term benefit to countries affected by natural or complex disasters.

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Disaster Center

Disaster Center provides information on disasters with the purpose being to understand the causes of disasters and mitigate for their consequences.

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Disaster Database Project

The Disaster Database Project is a collection of data on man-made and natural disasters around the world. Its focus is to capture critical data on events and to facilitate further exploration of incidents. As a living database, entries change as additional material on an event becomes available. It...

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How Can My Company Help? - A Guide for Country Managers in Responding to Natural Disasters

How Can My Company Help? - A Guide for Country Managers in Responding to Natural Disasters is intended to help companies prepare for a local corporate response to crises in their country or region. The guide includes information on building partnerships with relief agencies, assessing on-the-ground...

Western Disaster Centre

Based in California, the Western Disaster Centre (WDC) is a non-profit applied research institute that focusses on the use of technology to save lives and minimise economic loss from disasters. The WDC includes: 1) Institute for Search and Rescue, which works on advanced technology development...

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Business Roundtable collaborates with American Red Cross on disaster response preparations

In September 2007, the Partnership established a formal collaboration with the American Red Cross to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and response to disasters.