This publication is titled “Urban Resilience in South Asia”.

This issue of offers a detailed overview of the various direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. India now holds the dubious distinction of having the second highest number of COVID-19 cases trailing only to the United States of America.

This publication focuses on the important theme of regional cooperation for DRR in Asia. Community based trans-boundary early warning systems for flood risk have been given special importance in this issue because of their significance in South Asia.

This publication highlights not only the incidences and impacts of heat waves in Asia but also all the scientific and governance innovations designed to mitigate their damage. While instances of heat waves are on the rise across the world, Asia in particular seems to be reeling under an intense heat wave.

This document discusses the importance of bringing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to urban planning in order to create safer spaces for citizens.

India is reeling under an intense drought situation which has affected close to 330 million people from 10 states. Bad monsoons and weak policies around water security have further compounded the problem and precipitated a crisis.

This issue explores the extent of children's vulnerability and resilience to climate and disaster risks in several Asian cities. Specific institutional arrangements, programmes and projects that aim to promote children's welfare in these cities are examined.

This issue explores the important role played by microinsurance in building up the resilience of communities vulnerable to addressing the impact of disasters and climate change.