Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building

Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns. As communities across the globe still face risks in the form of Covid-19 as well as natural hazards like floods, finding practical ways to help communities strengthen their resilience is more important than ever. The flood resilience and pandemic preparedness work of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) team in the Mexican Red Cross illustrates how the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated use of digital methodologies and tools and the accompanying opportunities and challenges.

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Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building

Explaining Nepal’s deadly landslides

Nepal is annually affected by floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains. So far the 2020 monsoon, particularly the landslides triggered by it, has been particularly deadly. This blog aims to explain the natural and anthropogenic causes of Nepal’s disaster risk and how this can be reduced. 

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Explaining Nepal’s deadly landslides

Climate finance is failing the communities most at risk on a warming planet

Wealthy nations have not kept promises to the poorest people, now being hammered hard by weather disasters

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Climate finance is failing the communities most at risk on a warming planet

Bangaun community sets a good example in managing mixed vulnerability

This blog from Practical Action Nepal shares how one of the Community Disaster Management Committees they work with as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is managing the mixed vulnerability arising at the intersection of risk from the coronavirus and the annual monsoon season. 

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Bangaun community sets a good example in managing mixed vulnerability

High unemployment and Coronavirus hit flood and landslide preparations in Bangladesh

Increased unemployment and income loss caused by Coronavirus will make it harder for vulnerable communities in Bangladesh to prepare for floods and landslides this monsoon season.

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High unemployment and Coronavirus hit flood and landslide preparations in Bangladesh
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