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Conflict often breeds disaster. So why is it neglected in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Alexander Carnwath | 24 October 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of our 'Thought Leadership' series, Alexander Carnwath, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, questions why conflict is excluded from the Disaster Risk Reduction agenda and points the way forward to a greater focus on fragile contexts. 

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Topics: thought leadership series, disaster risk reduction, resilience, conflict

Urban disasters: Preventing another tragedy in Freetown

Kai Matturi | 26 September 2017 | 5 Comments

In the first of our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Kai Matturi, Concern’s Programme Knowledge and Learning Adviser, reflects on the devastating impact of climate change and how we can mitigate against it.

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Topics: thought leadership series, climate change, disaster risk reduction, resilience, sierra leone, bangladesh

Building resilience in Afghanistan

Aoife O'Grady | 03 March 2017 | 1 Comment

In the first of a series of blogs, a Concern team member in Afghanistan documents his journey from Taloqan to Cha’Ab in north-east Afghanistan, where Concern is implementing programmes with remote and vulnerable communities.

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Topics: afghanistan, DRR, disaster risk reduction, resilience

Community resilience building in Pakistan

Kristin Myers | 28 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Climate-related disasters, such as floods, are a constant threat in many areas of Pakistan. Concern is working with affected communities, empowering them with the skills and tools they need to protect themselves from harm.

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Topics: disaster risk reduction, Pakistan

What is disaster risk reduction (and why does it matter)?

Daniel Gray | 12 November 2015 | 1 Comment

When you think about humanitarian action, extreme images probably spring to mind: food distributions in famine-stricken areas, or camps of temporary shelters built in the wake of some catastrophic natural disaster, for example. But a significant amount of Concern Worldwide’s work is ensuring that these extreme responses aren’t needed in the first place

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Topics: disaster risk reduction

Bright ideas for Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Daniel Gray | 13 October 2015 | 0 Comments

For International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 (#IDDR2015), Concern Worldwide is teaming up with the Commissioners for Irish Lights. Together, we’re raising awareness of the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction in our respective areas of operation by sharing knowledge of how we reduce risks in order to make people's lives safer and better.

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Topics: disaster risk reduction

Nepal Earthquake: from predictions to preparations

Simon Starling | 22 May 2015 | 0 Comments

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise, and with millions affected by the earthquakes, Simon Starling asks what we need to do to be better prepared for recurrent disasters.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, disaster risk reduction

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