In terms of the total death toll in 2018, the UNISDR
study identified the Top 10 countries as Indonesia (4,535) India (1,388) Guatemala (427) Japan (419) China (341) Nigeria (300) USA (298) Pakistan (240) Korea DPR (237) and Philippines (221).
Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of UNISDR
, said that, with time running out to limit global warming to 1.5degC or even 2degC, climate change adaptation needs to be a high priority, citing measures such as "reducing disaster risk in our cities, avoiding the creation of new risk by better land use, stronger planning regulations and building codes, safeguarding protective eco-systems, reducing poverty, and taking active measures to reduce exposure to rising sea levels."
Sy is the only Filipino global member of UNISDR
. He co-chairs ARISE Philippines, a network of Philippine private companies that promote disaster resiliency, and also co-chairs the National Resilience Council (NRC), a public-private partnership that is committed to a science-based approach in building Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) capacity within local government units.
Annual losses from disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons average US$250bil to US$300bil, according to UNISDR
, with the largest share in Asia.
Between 1978-1997, total losses for climate-related disasters was $895 billion (780 billion euros), UNISDR
said in a report based on data compiled by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
Participants attending the Regional Workshop on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, organised by the Permanent Committee for Emergency in co-operation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR
), in Doha.
REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte CAIRO -- 2 August 2018: Natural disasters are no longer seen as extreme events caused entirely by hazards; instead, they are understood as results of a combination of hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and steps taken to deal with extreme events, according to a 2016 published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a 2004 report published by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR
Dr Wan Azizah is also scheduled to have meetings with the Deputy Secretary-General of Asean for Asean Sosio-Cultural Community (ASCC), Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee; Executive Director of Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), (Ms) Adelina Kamal; Chair of UNISDR
Scientific and Technology Advisory Group (STAG), Prof.
The mayor shared lessons learned and benefits gained by the city in adopting the 'Making Cities Resilient Tools' under the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR
The purpose of the walk was to raise awareness on this years' UNISDR
aimed at reducing the number of affected people by disasters and to promote the importance of preparedness at both; community and district authority level.
It is invisible risk that significantly impacts the rural livelihoods, agricultural production and overall economy of the nations (UNISDR
According to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR
), FICCIsecretary-general A Didar Singh has invited governments and donor agencies to participate in establishing the $100 million fund which would "provide seed investment for entrepreneurial ideas that pass a stringent 'proof of concept' test and have the potential to be DRR game-changers at the local and national level."