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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Small countries take intersectoral action to tackle challenges of climate change

Following the endorsement of the Iceland Statement “Ensuring safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation”, Cyprus and Monaco, both members of the WHO Small Countries Initiative, are setting an example in taking urgent policy action to combat the effects of climate change.

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WHO improves readiness in emergencies

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Data and statistics

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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