Disasters

Alternate Term Label:
Natural disasters
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Climate-related extreme weather events and COVID-19

This report reveals that at least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19. The analysis, which quantifies the overlapping vulnerability of communities, shows that out of 132 identified unique extreme weather events that have occurred so far in...
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Lebanon: a fractured nation with a chequered history and a troubled future

This paper argues that Lebanon has stumbled from one political crisis into another in recent times, and is in danger of becoming a victim of power-hungry foreign actors who seek economic, strategic and political gains by controlling the country.
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Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements: interim observations

This report outlines the interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. The observations relate to some of the more pressing issues that the Commission expects to address in the final report, which is currently due for release in October 2020.
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Theorizing construction industry practice within a disaster risk reduction setting: is it a panacea or an illusion?

With the recent increases in natural hazard events worldwide, and the likelihood that this will worsen still further with anticipated climate changes, the construction industry is increasingly contributing to building resilience within disaster-affected communities. Existing industry expertise, its educational approaches and the related theoretical frameworks...
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The Australian Disaster Resilience Index: a summary

Research has developed the first, national snapshot of disaster resilience to help governments, local organisations and emergency services improve their communities’ resilience to natural hazards. This summary report outlines the detailed research behind the Australian Disaster Resilience Index.
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Australian bushfire and climate plan

This strategy document provides a broad plan and practical ideas for governments, fire and land management agencies and communities to help us mitigate and adapt to worsening fire conditions. The plan’s 165 recommendations include many measures that can be implemented right now, to ensure communities...
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An age-friendly approach to disaster recovery

Older people bring particular strengths and vulnerabilities to their communities in disaster recovery. This report draws on national and international research and policy to describe those strengths and vulnerabilities and proposes corresponding practical, community-level actions that can be incorporated into recovery plans and actions.
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Children and young people’s experience of disaster 2020

This report gave children and young people a platform to inform decision makers and service providers about how to best continue to support their needs before, during and after a disaster. The report also highlights the ways in which children and young people want to...
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Climate change, conflict and fragility: an evidence review and recommendations for research and action

This report looks at the evidence on the links between violent conflict and climate-related hazards, disasters and natural resources. It explores the relationship between conflict and short-term, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters, that can trigger humanitarian disasters.
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A Pacific disaster prevention review

This report argues that taking stock of regional achievements in disaster risk reduction policy and practice is important, alongside identifying the areas where the region needs to focus most in the coming years.