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UN urged to help countries devastated by recent natural disasters to ‘build back better’

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria may be over, but the devastating impact they had on the countries in their path continues, likewise the effects of successive earthquakes in Mexico, said senior United Nations officials Tuesday, calling for more action at all levels to manage disaster and climate risk and to…...

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Shift Focus from Coping with Disasters to Managing Risk, Reducing Human Suffering, Secretary-General Says in Observance Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction: Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves.  Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean. An average of 24 million…...

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