The non-COVID-19 disasters in the year 2020

2020: The Non-COVID disasters

Undoubtedly, the year 2020 will be remembered as the year when COVID-19 began to impact societies worldwide as a truly trans-boundary health hazard, manifesting the vulnerability of people in developed and in developing countries alike.  The news about the COVID-19 pandemic blurred news related to other disasters triggered by natural, technological and biological hazards.  One of those was the very large locust outbreak that began in the Horn of Africa late in 2019, and later migrated through the Middle East to Southern Asia.

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Jeu, 06/05/2021 - 09:02

New publication highlights innovation disaster risk reduction products and approaches

Mississippi River floods in April and May 2011.

A new publication presents 30 innovation products and approaches for disaster risk reduction, ranging from GIS and remote sensing to community-based disaster risk reduction and indigenous DRR technology. “30 Innovations for DRR” has been published by a group of experts from Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University, CWS Japan and IRIDeS of Tohoku University.


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Jeu, 16/05/2019 - 09:55

NASA Earth Science Disasters Program

The NASA Disasters Program promotes the use of Earth observations to improve the prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. By sponsoring application science, the Program advances the readiness of results to enable disaster management practices, advance damage reduction, and build resilience. The Program targets a spectrum of disasters, including floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides as well as combined hazards and cascading impacts.


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Workshop on Climate Impact and Loss data for Europe Berlin

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Over 80% of economic disaster losses are attributed to weather-related events. Given that climate change is likely affecting the frequency and intensity of such events there is a need to improve the knowledge, understanding and data on climate impacts for establishing an appropriate disaster risk management as part of climate change adaptation.






16/12/2015 to 17/12/2015

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Ven, 04/12/2015


Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin

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  • Germany

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Joint Programming Initiative on Climate 

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Charte Internationale Espace et Catastrophes Majeures

La Charte Internationale « Espace et Catastrophes Majeures » est une collaboration mondiale entre les agences spatiales à travers laquelle les informations provenant des satellites et leurs produits sont mis à disposition pour appuyer les efforts d’interventions suite aux catastrophes. La Charte est opérationnelle depuis novembre 2000 et les agences spatiales mondiales suivantes participent au mécanisme : ESA, CNES, CSA, NOAA, CONAE,ISRO, JAXA, USGS, DMCii, CNSA, DLR, KARI, INPE, EUMETSAT et ROSCOMOS.


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Service de Cartographie Copernicus GIO

Le Service de Cartographie d’Urgence Copernicus GIO (GIO EMS) fournit à tous les acteurs concernés par la gestion des catastrophes, catastrophes écologiques et crises humanitaires des informations géospatiales précises et en temps réel venant de la télédétection par satellites et complété par des sources in-situ ou des données publiques. Il est financé par la Commission Européenne et mis en œuvre grâce à des contrats cadrés.


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Le projet RIVAF : Comprendre l’Evaluation de la Pauvreté à travers les Impacts des Catastrophes

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ONU-SPIDER et Vulnérabilité : une complémentarité naturelle



Burkinabe General Directorate for Civil Protection (DGPC)

The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation, prevention, sensitisation of the population and first-aid in collaboration with the Ministerial departments concerned; the direction and coordination of operations during natural calamities and disasters and the management of migration and displaced persons.


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