Support for people with disabilities around the world who are preparing for disasters is “still in a symbolic stage”.
Drought is a bigger, more “insidious” problem for vulnerable farmers in Jamaica and the Caribbean than the more headline-grabbing disasters such as hurricanes.
When it comes to the whole “action agenda” on sustainable development, “reality is catching up” with governments which fail to think long-term.
When it comes to preserving crops and agricultural livelihoods, “silent disasters” often go un-reported and can be more numerous and more destructive than hurricanes or floods.
There’s been “enormous progress” in reducing the risks associated with disasters throughout the world “but not nearly enough”.
Developing and enforcing building codes could help East African countries to better withstand the effects of earthquakes, floods and other catastrophes.
Older people need to be consulted more consistently when it comes to planning for the eventuality of disasters; that’s according to an expert working for the non-profit organization, HelpAge International in Colombia.
The rapid growth of cities in the Americas has increased the risk people face from natural and man-made disasters; that’s according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
More women than men died during the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Cyclone Gorki in Bangladesh, UN human rights monitors have heard.
More women, girls die during disasters than men: UN