Step aside, Pokemon Go: Moldova goes Mega to fight climate change

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Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0




The economic losses of Moldova related to natural disasters are almost 61 million USD. The disastrous droughts of 2007 and 2012 affected over 70 per cent of the territory of the country. They were also historically the most severe droughts in the entire instrumental record period. Though the intensity and frequency of such disasters are expected… Read more »

Do landmines float? A post-flood guide from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Filed under: Disaster response




In 2014, devastating floods and landslides affected Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the wider region. Thousands of people continue to suffer from the consequences of these floods, which unearthed – among other things – a specific human security threat: landmines. What do we do in these circumstances? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how we respond:

To respond or to prevent? The high cost of natural disasters in Georgia

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Filed under: Climate change Disaster response Environment Peace and security




This Saturday 13 October, the world marks the international day for disaster risk reduction. In Georgia, disasters, particularly floods and droughts, continue to cause ever greater human and physical damage and loss. Georgia spends millions of dollars on emergency response and short-term recovery, while disaster risks remain. Floods in 2007 in Georgia resulted in losses… Read more »

Earthquake risks in Central Asia

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Filed under: Disaster response




A recent policy brief on natural disaster risks in Central Asia has shed some light on earthquake risks in Central Asia. (See full report – Natural disaster risks in Central Asia: A synthesis) Central Asia is characterized by high seismic activity. Over the past sixty years many large earthquakes have caused large loss of life and significant… Read more »