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Japan, Oct 14 (Canadian-Media): During the weekend, the death toll rose to more than 50 due in communities in and around Tokyo due to catastrophic flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis, media reports said.
Typhoon Hagibis. Image credit: wikipedia
The typhoon is the most powerful to hit Japan since 1958 when a record-setting storm that killed hundreds of people there.
Hundreds of thousands of homes, according to Reuters, experienced power outage and one deadly landslide was reported outside Tokyo.
A combination of more frequent and severe storms, rising seas and global development along vulnerable coastlines in recent years have caused an escalation of overall global costs from hurricane and typhoon damage.
New York, Oct 13 (Canadian-Media): UN observance of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) started in 1989 is observed every year on Oct 13 to raise risk-awareness and disasters reduction, UN reports said.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Image credit: unisdr.org
2019 Theme for IDDRR is to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services including health and education facilities and developing their resilience by 2030.
There is a need to ensure that schools and hospitals are built in appropriate location with proper enforcement of hazard-appropriate planning regulations and building codes. Keeping in mind the fatal and catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis, provision of potentially life-saving utilities and services such as food and water supply, energy, telecommunications and transport are of utmost importance.
An International Disaster Conference (IDC), organized by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation ASSIST, would be held in Philippines on Nov 21 with the theme, “Future-Proofing Water through Innovation.”
The aim of this conference is to bring together leaders, and policy-makers in Asia in the field of disaster and crisis management, to address challenges brought by climate change and disaster impacts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, specifically SDG 6 geared towards water-climate-related issues.
Building on the momentum of DRRDay 2019, GlobalGiving is engaging organizations promoting community-based disaster risk reduction initiatives. These civil society leaders will share their experiences and best practices strengthening resilience among vulnerable communities.
Through a live Twitter conversation, will be explored how CSO’s are including vulnerable communities in designing and implementing disaster risk reduction measures.