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One year of Cell-Broadcast

The cell broadcast is one year old.This is a hazard warning method in which the warning message is sent directly to the cell phone or smartphone. As cell phones and smartphones automatically register with a radio cell when switched on, via which network reception is...

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GNDR Global Summit for Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2

GNDR Global Summit for Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2

The second day of the Global Summit of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) began with the launch of the new report: "Making Displacement Safer Cookbook", which contains the key approaches and ingredients needed to...

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ICREASE Projectmeeting in Berlin

ICREASE Projectmeeting in Berlin

In January, the German project partners of the INCREASE project came together for a two-day project meeting in Berlin. The focus of the first day was on mutual exchange and a presentation of the results of the individual work packages. On the second day, various...

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New topic page “Space Hazards”

New topic page “Space Hazards”

In keeping with the theme of our last newsletter "Space hazards", we now also have a dedicated page. The page summarises the information from our newsletter and provides an exciting overview of the various dangers from space. You can access the topic page here.

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What is disaster risk reduction?

Storms, natural hazards and extreme events can quickly become a danger to people and the environment. But climate change, extreme urbanization, power outages and fires also offer potential hazards.

A disaster occurs when the functioning of a community or society is impaired or interrupted and, as a result, high human, material, economic and ecological losses occur that cannot be managed alone.

Precautionary measures can help to reduce the consequences and impact of the disaster. Depending on the hazard and personal circumstances, the precautionary measures to be taken may vary.

Find out more about potential hazards and individual precautionary measures on our topic pages.