Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk outpaces resilience in Asia-Pacific, warns UN regional commission

Disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific and putting people in this most disaster-prone region at risk of being pushed back into poverty, the latest report from a United Nations regional commission has revealed.

UN development chief announces increased support for disaster reduction

Disaster risk management must become a central feature of development planning, the United Nations development agency chief declared today as she highlighted her agency’s intent to boost overall support for global disaster reduction.