The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta of Bangladesh is on the frontline of the global climate crisis: these days, when the rains fall during the annual monsoon, it doesn’t just lead to occasional flooding; rather, up to a full quarter of the country – a landmass equal to the whole of Germany – can be submerged underwater. Millions […]

13 May, 2021

As part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, Plan International (Plan) has facilitated community groups to coordinate preparedness and response to flooding. This blog showcases how these groups leveraged their flood resilience capacity to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19.

30 April, 2021

As part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Concern Worldwide works with our local partner Assistance for Social Organization and Development (ASOD) in 22 flood-affected communities in Bangladesh. We know that gender equality and the eradication of gender-based violence is required for resilience, this blog describes how we work to achieve this.

21 April, 2021

In response to a lack of empirically verified measurements for disaster resilience the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance set out in 2013 to develop such a framework for measuring community flood resilience. We’re now evolving our approach to allow the measuring of resilience to other hazards while staying true to the benefits of specific resilience measurement.

16 April, 2021

After a night of torrential rain resulting from Tropical Cyclone Seroja, Dili the capital city of Timor Leste woke up on Easter Sunday to severe floods causing extensive damage to homes, business, and infrastructure. In the worst impacted areas, the water level rose above two metres, swept away homes and as a result at least […]

15 April, 2021

In the face of flooding, we’re all at risk, but marginalized communities are disproportionately affected. As Houston has learned after recurring disasters, floods don’t discriminate, but recovery does. To build long-term, effective resilience, the most impacted communities must be central to decision-making processes. Enter: the Harris County Flood Control District’s Community Flood Resilience Task Force.

08 April, 2021
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