Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar. The Fire Services Department under Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement is responsible for fire precaution, fire
The Chilean National Office for Emergency is part of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. It is in charge of coordinating the National Civil Protection System. The mission of ONEMI is to plan, prompt, articulate and execute
The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation,
At the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Surveyors in Ilorin, Nigeria, Nigeria's Vice President, Muhammad Namadi Sambo said the Nigerian federal government would do everything possible to map its geographical landscape to address disaster management in the country. For this purpose, the vice president said, the office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation has been positioned for the task. Sambo called on state governments to also take up the challenge.
Disaster readiness is one of the seven key areas needing urgent attention that have been identified in the context of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The UN News Centre spoke with Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström about what countries and communities can do to prevent disasters, and why it’s important to start with disaster risk
Leaders of the global science community have issued joint statements to the world leaders meeting at the 38th G-8 Summit that started today. The national science academies from 15 countries including China, India, the US and the UK have called on the leading industrialised economies to pay greater heed to science and technology to tackle Earth's three greatest challenges.