Our world is prone to more frequent, deadly and costly earthquake disasters, which are increasingly uncertain and complex due to the rapid environmental and socio-economic changes occurring at multiple scales. There is an urgent need to recover rapidly and effectively for community after earthquake disasters. To enhance community recovery, it is necessary to have a good initial understanding of what it is, its determinants and how it can be measured, maintained and improved.

Kenya intends to raise new funds from multilateral donors and local corporations to support humanitarian assistance for an estimated 3 million people affected by the current drought, officials said

In performance-based seismic design, ground-motion time histories are needed for analyzing dynamic responses of nonlinear structural systems. However, the number of strong-motion data at design level is often limited. In order to analyze seismic performance of structures, ground-motion time histories need to be either selected from recorded strong-motion database, or numerically simulated using stochastic approaches.

Residents offload relief food after it was delivered to Lamuria in Nyeri County. Residents urged the Government to buy some of their livestock to ensure that the animals do not die of starvation.

Residents offload relief food after it was delivered to Lamuria in Nyeri County. Residents urged the Government to buy some of their livestock to ensure that the animals do not die of starvation.

CABINET has resolved that all people affected by floods must receive assistance to help them pick up the pieces.

The UN is stepping up efforts to support countries, policymakers, and civil society organizations in tackling climate change through better education, training and public awareness, and has issued new guidelines detailing how this can be done.

This document explores the range of currently available and potential climate prediction products and services. It is intended for all audiences from policy makers to practitioners and users.

Emergency responders often have to operate and respond to emergency situations during dynamic weather conditions, including floods. This paper demonstrates a novel method using existing tools and datasets to evaluate emergency responder accessibility during flood events within the city of Leicester, UK.

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This policy brief discusses two types of disaster risk financing (DRF) tools that can act as policy options for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Asia and the Pacific.

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