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Early warning systems for disaster resilience

Early warning systems for disaster resilience

Table of contents Mitigating disaster risks: a pressing priority Early Warning Systems: a fundamental human right What's a multi-hazard early warning system (MEWS)? Early Warning for All: a United Nations' initiative Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals The four pillars of the Early Warning for All Real-time disaster risk knowledge & monitoring Multichannel warning dissemination Disaster response capabilities Protecting the most vulnerable Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Asia-Pacific: the most disaster-prone region in the world Africa: a disproportionate impact on communities Monitor. Locate. Alert. Respond. With Intersec. Mitigating disaster risks: a pressing priority From 2000 to 2019, a total of 7,348 major climate disasters were recorded. They caused 1.23 million casualties and affected 4.2 billion people, resulting in global economic losses of approximately $2.970 trillion. This is a huge increase compared with disasters recorded in the 20 previous years. Some 91% of these disasters were due to floods, storms, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme climate events. With this in mind, global organizations sounded the alarm and the telecom industry is stepping up to drive change. The United Nations committed to “substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030”. Early Warning Systems: A fundamental human right Authorities have the obligation to take steps to preserve life in case of an imminent risk. When disaster strikes, alerts and early warning systems can save lives by giving people just a little bit of extra time to act or evacuate. An early warning system is an adaptive strategy for climate change, utilizing integrated communication networks to aid communities in preparing for climate-related hazards. An effective Early Warning System (EWS) not only saves lives and jobs but also protects land and infrastructure, thereby supporting long-term sustainability.

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