• However, earthquakes are the deadliest disasters in most continents, with drought remaining the biggest killer in Africa. (un.org)
  • Discover some of the world's worst disasters in this collection. (awesomestories.com)
  • Commitment to address the world's increasing vulnerability and exposure to disaster risk arises from a clear acknowledgment that the impact of climate change is resulting in more frequent, intense and geographically distributed hazards and that the world's increasing urbanization is concentrating economic and physical risk in densely populated cities. (un.org)
  • Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster. (cdc.gov)
  • By 2050, rising populations in floodprone lands, climate change, deforestation, loss of wetlands and rising sea levels are expected to increase the number of people vulnerable to flood disaster to 2 billion. (unwater.org)
  • Underlying risk drivers, such as poor urban governance, lack of proper urban planning and land management, vulnerable rural livelihoods, declining ecosystems, and climate change underpin the expansion of disaster risk. (un.org)
  • For Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the need to reduce disaster risk through adaptation to climate change and strengthening early warning systems forms a significant part of their national response, particularly given the often limited economic base (fisheries, tourism and single crops) and their high degree of overall exposure to disasters. (un.org)
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts , and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. (ready.gov)
  • Water-related disasters pose both direct impacts (e.g. damage to buildings, crops and infrastructure, and loss of life and property) and indirect impacts (e.g. losses in productivity and livelihoods, increased investment risk, indebtedness and human health impacts). (unwater.org)
  • Disasters in Africa pose a major obstacle to the African continent's efforts to achieve sustainable development, especially in view of the region's insufficient capacities to predict, monitor, deal with and mitigate disasters. (un.org)
  • The 1953 Tangiwai disaster was caused by a lahar, as was the 1985 Armero tragedy in which the town of Armero was buried and an estimated 23,000 people were killed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increasing economic cost and toll of disasters should be a significant incentive for governments and humanitarian organizations to focus more attention on preparedness, prevention and addressing the root causes of vulnerability. (unwater.org)
  • Specific guidelines for integrating gender issues into the preparedness activities for disaster planning as well as for ensuring provision of gender-fair assistance are necessary. (un.org)
  • Factoring and applying disaster risk into public investment decisions directly addresses critical risk drivers and downplays potential disaster-related losses and costs at a scale impossible to achieve through stand-alone disaster risk management. (un.org)
  • To get started, familiarize yourself with the types of disasters that could affect your area and consider your options for providing care for your pet(s). (cdc.gov)
  • Similarly, disasters affect developing nations more adversely than developed nations. (springer.com)
  • It is also worth noting that gender relations clearly play a role in the political economy of disaster, organizational relief and response, community leadership and mobilization, household preparation and family recovery and survival strategies in disaster-resilient communities. (un.org)
  • Learning from past engineering failures and infamous disasters such as the Challenger explosion brings the sense of reality to what can happen when appropriate safety precautions are not taken. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through the application of disaster risk reduction, quality and sustainability of public spending is enhanced and further contributes to social and economic development and building resilience. (un.org)
  • Together with allies in the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters , we're working to protect all Americans from the risk of a chemical disaster. (greenpeace.org)
  • Disaster risk is increasing globally. (un.org)
  • As stated in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building resilience of nations, cities, and communities to disasters, disaster risk reduction is intrinsically part of sustainable development as it is about addressing the underlying risks to development, reducing vulnerability and thereby increasing resilience of nations, cities, and communities. (un.org)
  • To achieve this, public education on sustainable development broadly, and disaster risk reduction specifically, needs to be supported as a key instrument of accountability. (un.org)
  • Experiences from countries have shown that disaster risk reduction is most cost-effective when it is integrated from the beginning of the process, including in adaptation. (un.org)
  • The preparatory process of Rio+20 has identified 'disaster risk reduction and resilience' as one of the emerging issues in the context of sustainable development. (un.org)
  • This coincides with the growing desire of Member States to increase dialogue on innovative solutions to address the challenge of disaster risk. (un.org)
  • Against this background, it is very timely to hold an informal thematic debate on addressing disaster risk through public investment decisions. (un.org)
  • The overall objective is to support and advance the dialogue already underway on how best to integrate the disaster risk reduction approach into the Rio+20 outcomes. (un.org)
  • Disasters publishes field reports, case study articles and academic papers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Russia i know that this is perhaps in poor taste, but it occurs to me now and again that we just don't have these kind of industrial disasters here. (coachella.com)
  • The Flixborough disaster was an explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of Flixborough , North Lincolnshire , England on Saturday, 1 June 1974. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shortcuts in engineering design can lead to engineering disasters. (wikipedia.org)
  • If nothing else, the trend creates conditions in which the missteps at the individual or corporate level are more likely to lead to disaster. (zdnet.com)
  • You can find information on travel alerts and disaster threats on the Department of State website . (cdc.gov)
  • Disasters disproportionately strike the poor, socially deprived, and marginalized, and their consequences may be more serious and long-lasting in these groups. (springer.com)
  • Methodological issues in designing research on community-wide disasters with special reference to Chernobyl. (springer.com)