This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

This paper analyzes the impacts of extreme rainfall and resulting flooding on vulnerable households and small and medium-sized enterprises in Mumbai, Chennai, and Puri District in India. It provides insights into the diverse negative impacts experienced to support the development of policies and plans to address such effects.

Despite solid evidence of the benefits of reducing disaster risk, it remains difficult to motivate investment in disaster risk reduction. International debate emphasizes investments that generate multiple dividends—through reducing loss of life and livelihoods, unlocking development potential, and creating development cobenefits.

There are 38 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the world, located in the Caribbean, Pacific and Atlantic-Indian-Ocean Mediterranean-South (AIMS) China Sea regions. The SIDS are on the front line of climate change, highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and sea-level rise.

This publication examines the physical, material and psychological gender-differentiated impacts of weather and climate as well as the gender-specific needs for information and services on the basis of primary data emerging from 18 case studies, including three in-depth studies (Bangladesh, Fiji and Botswana) and other empirical evidence.

Disasters cause massive human suffering and economic loss. In 2017 alone, 318 natural disasters occurred in 122 countries resulting in 9,503 deaths, affecting 96 million people and causing US$314 billion in economic damage.

Cyclone Idai struck Zimbabwe in March 2019, affecting 270,000 people. The storm and subsequent flooding and landslides left 340 people dead and many others missing. Agriculture, schools and infrastructure all suffered heavy impacts; many people lost their homes. Chimanimani and Chipinge Districts were hardest hit.

This is the second report for the Programme ‘Building Disaster Resilience to Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities’ (referred to throughout this report as “the Programme”).

India’s hazard profile shows that about 59 percent area of India is vulnerable to moderate to major earthquakes.

Climate-related disasters are increasing in frequency and severity and both economic and human losses are climbing. Unfortunately, developing countries, which are the least equipped to deal with disasters, are often impacted the most. Over the past two decades, new financial tools have emerged to help developing countries cope with disaster.

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