Strengthening resilience of flood vulnerable communities in Indonesia during the COVID-19 crisis

Mercy Corps Indonesia is supporting the Indonesian government to enhance resilience to both COVID-19 and recurrent flooding in slum communities in Jakarta. Our experience highlights the importance of programming and messaging that considers concurrent vulnerabilities to multiple threats.

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Strengthening resilience of flood vulnerable communities in Indonesia during the COVID-19 crisis

Eco-solutions: Can nature solve our problems?

22 MAY 2020 is International Day for Biological Diversity, a day to celebrate the role that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems play in hazard mitigation and particularly flood resilience. Biodiversity based solutions or eco-solutions can help us to deal with challenges, like climate change, disaster risks, and poverty. However considering only the financial costs and benefits of the eco-solution is not enough, we also need to ensure it meets social and environmental objectives and as an absolute minimum does no harm.

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Eco-solutions: Can nature solve our problems?

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
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