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Appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations: introduction

This suggests some appropriate transport options for the rural communities in post disaster situations

Building back safer and greener: A guide to sound environmental practices for disaster recovery...

This guide outlines ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It covers sectors including settlements and land use planning; building construction; waste management; energy; infrastructure; water, sanitation and hygiene;...

CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN FLOODS & DISASTERS

Floods and other disasters often cause hazardous chemicals such as gasoline and diesel to spill out of vehicles, industrial facilities, fuel supplies, and other sources. These can pose health hazards to the general public and cleanup workers. This website provides information on petroleum...

Flood disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations

This briefing paper provides a synthesis of and introduction to key lessons from evaluations1 of relief and recovery/humanitarian response to flooding in the last 20 years from Africa, Asia and the Americas. The paper is intended for people working in relief and recovery operations for floods ...

Guideline for reducing flood losses

This publication is a contribution to the overall efforts that are required to help society cope with the forces of nature. Focused efforts are required to reduce the risk of flooding on society. It is truly hoped that these guidelines will assist in the planning and implementation of actions...

Handbook for Disaster Recovery Practitioners

The first component of the toolkit, comprising of a handbook and a training manual, is targeted at managers or practitioners responsible for implementing recovery programmes and would provide the how to develop and manage complex post-disaster recovery programmes. The second component consists...

Identifying Risks and Guiding Recovery Efforts in Malawi

In January 2015, Malawi experienced some of the most devastating flooding in its history. In the aftermath, the Government of Malawi conducted a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA), with support from the European Union (EU), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the...

IFRC Recovery programming guidance 2012

These guidelines help to describe the main elements of a recovery programming approach required to deliver high-quality, timely and accountable humanitarian assistance. They were developed under the guidance of a steering group comprised of IFRC management and technical staff and key National...

Learning Lessons from Disaster Recovery: The Case of Bangladesh

This report summarizes the findings of a country case study on Bangladesh, which is part of a ProVention Consortium initiative aimed at learning lessons from recovery efforts following major natural disasters. The Disaster Risk Management Working Paper Series presents current research, policies...

Opportunities for green recovery and reconstruction: An introduction

Although disasters wreak havoc, the rebuilding efforts that follow represent a significant and important opportunity to restore communities in a more environmentally and socially sustainable way. Humanitarians, conservation practitioners, government officials, local communities, and donor...

Pre-event financial protection is key to flood recovery

Financial capital is a key factor in building flood resilience. In particular, access to pre-event financial protection against flood-related disasters is a vital component. Solutions range from insurance and micro-insurance to pre-arranged post-disaster lines of credit and dedicated government...

Psychosocial Support in Flooding: Toolbox

Key Actions for Psychosocial Support in Flooding provides key actions on psychosocial support in flooding. It focuses on flooding of urban areas and on how to strengthen the resilience of urban communities. The material is very operational and helps prioritize actions and supports integrating...

Sendai Framework Priority 4: Build Back Better

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international agreement adopted in 2015, has four priorities. Priority 4 is enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Stories of Impact: Amplifying Serbia's Financial Resilience Against Natural Hazards

The report presents the improvements that have been achieved in Serbia since May 2014, when the country experienced its most severe flooding in more than a century. With the support from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the National Disaster Risk...

The Challenge of Too Much Water: Ensuring Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities

From Hurricane Harvey to Typhoon Damrey, 2017's extreme weather events have made it clear that too much water can be as deadly as too little. Flooded streets, destroyed villages, unsafe water: as these and other impacts of extreme weather increase, how can we help already vulnerable communities...

Training Manual: Learning workshop on recovery and reconstruction

This component of the toolkit, the Training Manual Learning Workshop on Recovery and Reconstruction, is targeted at managers or practitioners responsible for implementing recovery efforts, providing a how to for developing and managing complex post-disaster recovery programmes. The TGLLP...

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