Fears for lives of the Rohingya in Bangladesh camps and other vulnerable populations, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and imminent monsoon rains from Cyclone Amphan

A powerful cyclone in the Bay of Bengal could bring potential destruction and danger to life in communities vulnerable to flooding and storm surges, warns Practical Action which is a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA).

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Fears for lives of the Rohingya in Bangladesh camps and other vulnerable populations, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and imminent monsoon rains from Cyclone Amphan

Resilience thinking and action in the context of compound risks

In this blog colleagues from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance ask how we can and should support communities in preparing for, and building resilience to, events where the threat of infectious disease is compounded with floods and other disasters. 

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Resilience thinking and action in the context of compound risks

Women building resilience

In the Andean community San Miguel de Viso a group of women recover a vital space for their people: the community tree nursery. With ingenuity they confront the challenges brought by climate change and water-related hazards in an area where agriculture is the core livelihood.

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Women building resilience

What role can a flood resilience programme play in the COVID-19 response?

The tragedy caused by COVID-19 is immediate, real, and unfolding before our eyes, in Nepal as across the globe. At Practical Action our resilience work is almost exclusively focused on supporting people and communities facing climate change and natural hazards. The pandemic is teaching us new lessons about biological hazards, while encouraging us to adapt our work and reflect on the ways our ingenious approach to resilience building can be applied in this new reality. 

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What role can a flood resilience programme play in the COVID-19 response?

Remembering the forgotten disaster: One year after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth

A year ago, landslides, floods, and high winds from two successive cyclones – Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth – devastated communities across Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. The cyclones left millions of people in dire need of immediate humanitarian aid and longer-term support to reduce existing risk, protect lives, and build livelihoods. During the preparations for our latest post-event review, I listened to a radio program that called the devastation by Idai and Kenneth the “forgotten disaster”. 

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Remembering the forgotten disaster: One year after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth
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