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FROM THE FIELD: Cultivating a response to disasters in Malawi

Farmers in Malawi who are struggling with the dual threats of climate change and an economic crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, are learning how to more accurately predict the weather and prepare for the eventuality of natural disasters, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

How can the UN help prevent another Beirut disaster?

The devastation caused by the Beirut explosions on 4 August has focused attention on the risks involved in the transportation and storage of dangerous goods around the world. The UN is at the forefront of international efforts to reduce these risks and save lives. 

PODCAST: Beirut and other disasters, ‘don’t take turns to strike us’

The UN has an entire office dedicated to lowering the risks.

For this latest Lid is On podcast, Conor Lennon’s been finding out how the Office for Disaster Risk Reduction works to persuade governments to put it at the heart of their decision-making.

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