Image credit: Elena11 / Shutterstock Have you ever wondered what your national meteorological agency actually does? I suppose it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that they can help you decide how to…

Anna-Maria Bogdanova |

Photo Credit: Guilhem Alandry doculab Malteser International / Flickr CC While disasters threaten the well-being of people from all walks of life, few are as disproportionately affected as the…

Margaret Arnold, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Deepti Samant Raja, Lorenzo Piccio |

Disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people, according to the 2017 “Unbreakable” report. The Caribbean Hurricane season of 2017 was a tragic illustration of this.

Sameh Wahba, Stéphane Hallegatte |

By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

© World Bank [[tweetable]]Putting in place the funding, systems, and plans before a disaster strikes can help dull the impact of disasters by enabling earlier, faster and more effective response…

Nicola Ranger, Benedikt Lukas Signer |

Southern, Thailand - January 9, 2017: a volunteer helps a man with a disability get through the flood in his wheelchair. Photo: issara anujun / Shutterstock.com Natural hazard events can occur in…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

Co-authors: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Jan Willem Rosenboom The University of Leeds – Barbara Evans Emory University – Christine Moe & Eduardo Perez The World Bank – Sophie…

Martin Gambrill |

Photo credit: Diego Charlón Sánche Just consider some statistics. It’s estimated some one point four million people move to cities every week. And by 2050, we will add nearly 2.5 billion people to…

John Roome |

Three days after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Northern Pakistan, I boarded a helicopter to assist the local government in surveying the incredible destruction of homes and lives. Entire…

Raja Rehan Arshad |

Graphic from Ross Stein (USGS, 2013) and Volkan Sevilgen (Seismicity.net, 2013); Earthquake data from Roger Bilham (Science, 2006); Population data from Landscan (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., 2004)…

Simone Balog-Way |