Disaster preparedness and response

While disasters are often unpredictable, the harm they cause can be mitigated or partly prevented. Crises can be triggered by sudden catastrophic evens such as earthquakes, complex and continuing emergencies such as a violent conflict, and slow onset processes such as environmental pollution.

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New geographical tool introduced to assess health risks and response capacities in emergencies

A new platform making use of an online Geographic Information System (GIS) for Emergency and Disaster Risk Management for Health was launched by WHO/Europe in Yerevan, Armenia

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298 830 295 dollars have been lost in economic damage due to natural and man-made disasters and emergencies, not including conflicts and complex emergencies, in the WHO European Region between 1990-2011

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