Ricardo Mena

Disaster Risk Reduction plan takes centre stage in Montreal

A regional action plan for the Americas to reduce the risks posed by disaster will be at the top of the agenda in the Canadian city of Montreal this week, when a UN-led conference gets underway.

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Rapid urban growth in Americas means higher disaster risk

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).

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