A COLLABORATIVE research project led by the University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre and entitled REGARD (REbuildinG AfteR Displacement), set out to investigate the role
The book presents a collection of 55 double blind peer reviewed chapters under the theme of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risks
The launching ceremony of the NSF Global Digital Platform to harness Sri Lankan expatriates for national development was held on 21st February
It has been a busy year for the Global Disaster Resilience Centre with 17 new and ongoing research projects, with 188 partners in 31 countries and a total grant value of over £19 million...
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) rreeppoorrttss that 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced in 2014, but this number had risen to 70.8m by the end of 2018. According to UNHCR, the drastic increase of forced displacement was mainly due to the Syrian conflict as well as other conflicts in the region, conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa and the inflow of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) hhiigghhlliigghhttss that the Philippines and China have the largest number of internal displaced people due to disasters, with each having 3.8m newly displaced in 2018, followed by 2.7m in India, and 1.2m in the United States.
In countries susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the construction of buildings plays a vital role in reducing the risk of homes, businesses and lives being destroyed. The Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction (2015-2030), endorsed by 187 UN states in 2015, calls for businesses to integrate disaster risk into their management practices. The framework identifies the need for disaster risk education and training for construction professionals, a view supported by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).