disaster risk reduction

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Resilience

USAID helps build the resilience of vulnerable communities by increasing their ability to navigate droughts and floods and better preparing them to handle other water-related natural disasters. USAID investments in building resilience help share and shift the responsibility for managing risk, with the overriding aim of reducing costs of recurrent crises.

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster risk reduction encompasses efforts to prevent or mitigate damage inflicted by earthquakes, floods, droughts, and storms.

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Uganda - U.S. Offers Relief Support to Communities Affected by Floods and Landslides

Through a USAID award, Catholic Relief Services will provide emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and non-food items to communities with the greatest need in Bundibugyo. To ensure the U.S. assistance targets the most vulnerable households, CRS will coordinate with local government officials and affected communities and consult with marginalized groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly to adapt programming to their specific needs and challenges.

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World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping t

Event

WASH Debates - Sustainable WASH Service Delivery in Fragile States: How Far Can You Get?

Specific objectives of this WASH Debate are to learn about the following:
- Understand how WASH systems can be developed and strengthened in fragile contexts
- Explore the extent to which external programmes should focus on strengthening the state rather than civil society organisations in WASH
- Exchange lessons learned on the provision of WASH services between NGO staff, government policy officers and experts working in fragile contexts

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Integrated Emergency WASH Response and Gender Based Violence

Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH/GBV project. Its three strategies are:

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Adaptsai Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan

USAID Indonesia’s “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan” (APIK) Project is a five year initiative supporting the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the regional and community levels.

Panel Discussion

Water as a Tool for Resilience in Times of Crisis (Live Stream)

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. Last year, over 60 million people around the world were affected by more than 280 natural disasters. Effective water resource management is complex in times of peace and prosperity. Effective water resource management in a time of crisis—whether war or disaster—can mean the difference between building resilience or compounding tragedy.

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PIO Grant with UNICEF for WASH Programming for Piura Peru

Conduct Hygiene Promotion sessions for affected populations. Construct family latrines at transitional shelters. Conduct assessment of existing water systems and rehab water treatment systems.

1) Support rehabilitation of safe water system

2) Installation of temporary water systems

3) Improvement of latrines in TES

4) Community programs: solid waste management, community and personal hygiene, safe water management, control of community vectors, training in solid waste