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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Humanitarian Price of Climate Change and How it Can be Avoided

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2019)


A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050. It estimates that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of storms, droughts and floods could climb beyond 200 million annually – compared to an estimated 108 million today. It further suggests that this rising human toll would come with a huge financial price tag, with climate-related humanitarian costs ballooning
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


Plan de acción del Caribe sobre la salud y el cambio climático

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2019)


Este plan de acción se basa en las necesidades y realidades del Caribe, y describe la estructura y las medidas generales que deben orientar el trabajo a nivel nacional y regional. La ejecución de este plan logrará que la región se ocupe plenamente de los procesos del cambio climático y los acuerdos mundiales en la materia. Beneficiará a los países y territorios del Caribe al fortalecer sus métodos de cooperación técnica y facilitará el acceso a los recursos humanos, técnicos y financieros necesarios para abordar los efectos de cambio climático sobre la salud.
http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456...


National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

Government of Myanmar, Eds.: European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), (2019)


It aims to minimize damage to property, reduce injury and lives lost, and normalize the lives of those affected in a timely manner in the case of a damaging earthquake in the country. It also seeks to contribute to the achievements of Myanmar Sustainable Development Goals as well as respond to Global and Regional Frameworks which Myanmar has endorsed.
http://www.mm.undp.org/content/dam/myanmar/docs/Pu...


Extreme weather and disaster preparedness: 2018 cyclone preparedness lessons learnt

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society , et al., Eds.: UNHR, (2019)


Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response. One of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, Bangladesh each year experiences a high degree of seasonal variety, including southwest monsoon and two cyclone seasons. With its long coastline on the Bay of Bengal and with a landscape consisting of flat deltaic plains and sandy hills, Cox´s Bazaar is highly exposed to natural hazards and extreme weather, including cyclones, torrential rain, landslides, flash floods, storm surges and extreme temperatures. The 2018 Cyclone Preparedness Lessons Learnt Exercise aims to capture and analyse knowledge acquired by humanitarian actors during their cyclone preparedness efforts and operations in the Rohingya refugee camps during the 2018 cyclone seasons. The purpose is to provide a reference document for planning for future cyclone seasons, support evidence-based advocacy, and identify gaps in preparedness which need to be addressed in advance of the 2019 cyclone seasons. The report focuses on lessons learnt in the refugee camps, not host communities Large File: 17 MB
https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/extreme-we...


Geo-informatics Applications in Disaster Management (Facilitator’s Guide)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Relief and Resettlement Department, (2016)


This module carries pre-training entry level assessment as well as hands on exercise manual on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and some applications of these technologies on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) especially for hazard mapping, monitoring and risk assessment module as well as the damage assessment module. Practical manual developed using open source products like Quantum GIS , RStudio, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Engine.
This module can also can be used by other training facilitators, non-technical professionals and selflearners as well. However, it is strongly recommended that training participants and self-learners already have some basic knowledge of Computer Basic, Geoinformatics and disaster management.
No publication year indicated.
Original file: 29,5 MB
http://unhabitat.org.mm/wp-content/uploads/2018/06...


Geo-informatics Applications in Disaster Management (Facilitator’s Guide) (Burmese Version)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR), Relief and Resettlement Department, (2016)


This module carries pre-training entry level assessment as well as hands on exercise manual on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and some applications of these technologies on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) especially for hazard mapping, monitoring and risk assessment module as well as the damage assessment module. Practical manual developed using open source products like Quantum GIS , RStudio, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Engine.
This module can also can be used by other training facilitators, non-technical professionals and selflearners as well. However, it is strongly recommended that training participants and self-learners already have some basic knowledge of Computer Basic, Geoinformatics and disaster management.
No publication year indicated.
Original file: 30,5 MB
http://unhabitat.org.mm/wp-content/uploads/2018/06...


Indonesia: Disaster Management Reference Handbook

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, (2018)


The Indonesian government has reformed its laws, policies, and institutions to better manage disaster risk since the significant 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The Government of Indonesia now has contingency plans for every disaster-prone city which identifies its vulnerabilities, outlines the relief response, and builds overall preparedness. In 2007, the government introduced a disaster management bill that incorporated disaster management prevention into disaster management response. In 2008, Indonesia created the National Disaster Management Agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, BNPB). The new shift led to the strengthening of the country’s disaster management agency, and the addition of district branches and representatives. Despite the progress made, more work is needed at the local level as well as integration of disaster risk reduction in government departments.11 Under Indonesia’s 2007 Disaster Management law, provincial and district administrations are mandated to head disaster management during a crisis.
https://www.cfe-dmha.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket...


Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: A Guidebook for the Asia-Pacific

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), (2017)


Lack of satisfactory progress in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction within development is attributed to various factors. One of the important factor that is often not much appreciated is the inadequate comprehension of mainstreaming and the absence of clear, cogent and practical guidelines, tools and techniques for mainstreaming DRR within development. This Guidebook helps to tackle this challenge by providing strategic and practical guidelines on how to mainstream disaster risk reduction into their policies plans and programmes across key sectors. It discusses strategic approaches towards risk resilient development in the Asia-Pacific region and demonstrates how to operationalize them using examples from various countries in the region. These guidelines can be adopted by countries according to their specific contexts, resources and capacities.
https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/public...


Handbook for a School-based Risk Reduction Initiative

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), (2015)


This handbook presents basic content and tips for implementing a school-based risk reduction programme. It is organised into five modules: its importance; approach and process; activities to benefit children up to five years old; activities for students aged 5–17; and activities for young people and volunteers aged 17–24.
A generic framework for school-based risk reduction initiatives is illustrated in a diagram on p.10. The Comprehensive School Safety framework suggests a series of continuing activities that include: identifying the hazards in and around a school; conducting drills; preparing contingency and disaster management plans by involving parents, teachers and students; and building on the capacities of an institution and individuals to cope with the challenges during an unforeseen event. It also consists of three pillars: safe learning facilities; school disaster management; and risk reduction and resilience education.
http://www.rcrc-resilience-southeastasia.org/wp-co...


National strategy on the management of disaster and climate induced internal displacement (NSMDCIID)

Bangladesh, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), (2015)


This strategy has been developed with a view to managing climate-induced internal displacement (CIID) in a comprehensive and rights-based manner. It is part of the action plan for the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to implement the Sendai Framework.
The strategy focuses solely on internal displacements caused by climate-related disasters and not cross-border displacement issues. It aims to chalk out a comprehensive strategy covering all three phases of displacements: (i) pre-displacement; (ii) displacement phase; and (iii) post-displacement. The multidimensional characteristics of the Strategy require participation of all relevant ministries with a target to integrate the concerns of CIIDPs into the existing programmes of all these ministries.
https://www.preventionweb.net/files/46732_nsmdciid...


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