Turkey has 56 earthquakes a day. Fortunately, most are only felt by extremely fine-tuned seismic sensors. Scientists predict that Istanbul, which sits on the Anatolian fault line, is due for a major earthquake in the next 30 – 50 years. That big one could kill or injure tens of thousands of people.
Posts Tagged: disaster preparedness
It’s been six months since we helped launch the first Social Innovation Hub in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with a mission to make the most of technology in tackling social challenges and advancing human development. The Hub already has a reputation for being ‘the place where all the magic happens’. And rightly so: In a… Read more »
Here at UNDP we’re in the business of this all-encompassing yet often quite vague idea of ‘resilience’. For me what it boils down to is this: How well are the state and its citizens prepared to react to emergencies? And what can be done to help reduce the risks to human lives and their communities when… Read more »
“We cannot eliminate disasters, but we can mitigate risk. We can reduce damage and we can save more lives.” Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General Every $1 invested in disaster prevention saves $7 in response. But to know where to invest, we need to know where disasters are likely to occur. Although no two disasters are… Read more »