When I was a teenager, I hitchhiked from Lithuania to Armenia and back. When I found myself back in Istanbul last month, I discussed disaster risk reduction financing with the finance ministers of the… Read more
The latest UN report is unequivocal: we only have 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change and emissions must peak globally within about a year. Here’s a look at what we are doing to assist the… Read more
Natural disasters disproportionately affect women and children, especially in countries where women’s socioeconomic status is low. To guard against reproducing gender bias in disaster mitigation and… Read more
The human cost of natural disasters is not just measured in the deaths and injuries that they cause, but also in terms of their lasting economic impact on survivors and countries. Natural disasters… Read more
Most people who live in Central Asia are too young to remember the devastating earthquakes from the past.
Although all Central Asian countries are characterized by high seismic risk, the region has… Read more
Almost four years since the catastrophic floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU has contributed 12.5 million EUR towards the next phase of a 15 million EUR-worth UNDP programme designed to… Read more