UNISDR

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UNISDRUnited Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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A failure of the rains in the coming months will leave them with little coping capacity to survive," Pedro Basabe, head of the UNISDR Africa office said.
Stress de-briefing activities are likewise important to help children cope with the trauma that the devastation had caused them," Legarda, a UNISDR advocate for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said.
While UNISDR coordinates the biennial Global Assessment Report, the data, research and analysis takes place through collaboration with many partners, including universities, scientific institutions, civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, development banks and individual experts.
In a statement prior to her departure, Wahlstrm said: "Flood risk in Pakistan can be modelled with great accuracy as UNISDR and others have demonstrated.
UNISDR will launch the first report on disaster risk reality in the Middle East and North Africa drawn from the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Reduction in Bahrain on May 17.
The UNISDR/PwC report Working together to reduce disaster risk examines disaster risk management approaches and experiences in some of the world's leading global businesses and is released to launch a new initiative led by UNISDR and PwC to link private sector businesses of all sizes in better disaster planning.
The warning was issued Tuesday by The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR.
by the responsible government ministries", explained Kan, the UNISDR Special
The Acting President said that Pakistan is actively participating in UNISDR initiatives and sharing its experience of disaster management in handling mega disasters like Earthquake of 2005, IDP Crisis and floods in 2010.
The UNISDR 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13): Creating Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction highlights how the transformation of the global economy over the last 40 years has led to rapid increases in disaster risk in low, medium and high income countries.
The private[business] sector is the perfect advocate for resilient thinking because of its direct relationship with customers, suppliers and everyone in between," said Margareta Wahlstrom, who heads UNISDR and is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction.