This report examines four topics: (i) disasters in 2012, with a focus on recurring disasters; (ii) the role of regional organizations in disaster risk management; (iii) wildfires; and (iv) the important role of women in disaster risk management. It highlights the value given by governments and other actors in working together to prevent disasters and, to a lesser extent, to respond to disasters occurring in the region. It also features the development of strong regional initiatives and different mechanisms for encouraging collaboration, including frameworks for disaster risk reduction, regional military protocols, joint training exercises and regional insurance schemes.
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Tags: Natural hazards ; Disaster Risk Financing, Disaster risk transfer ; Food Safety ; Region VI - Europe ; Bangladesh ; Chad ; China ; Gambia ; Guatemala ; Haiti ; India ; Iran, Islamic Republic of ; Madagascar ; Mali ; Mauritania ; Niger ; Pakistan ; Peru ; Philippines ; Russian Federation ; Senegal ; United States of America Add tag