Bruno reports from Nairobi on a failed marriage and why Disaster Risk Reduction and Community-based Adaptation have been unsuccessful at working more closely together.
A blog on the Nepal Earthquake
The world has rightly turned its attention to the tragedy unfolding in Nepal. Next week a different story will grab the headlines. Meanwhile reality for Nepali people is that disasters continue every day. They are much smaller in scale – landslides, floods and other events causing death, injury and destruction affecting tens rather than thousands.
Marcus Oxley, GNDR Executive Director reports on his attendance to the Swiss Confederation Humanitarian Aid Annual Conference held in Bern on Friday 27 March, under the topic "Understanding Risk – Reducing Disasters". Read on his participation as a panellist in the session called "After Sendai; from policy to action" where Marcus acknowledged the positive developments of the recently signed Sendai Framework, but also reminded those attending this session of the critical role of civil society into turning policy aspirations into local action, which encouragingly obtained general acceptance from the audience.
"With several emergencies happening simultaneously, very little has been done to include people with disabilities". writes Carlos Kaiser, Executive Director of GNDr member Inclusiva. about the exclusion of persons with disabilities in the response to the ongoing emergency situation in Chile. Carlos calls for the Chilean government to have a reality check and recognise the current realities on the ground for persons with disabilities. And we must all support this - "The moment to act is now".
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