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Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks

  • Last Updated: 02/10/2017
  • Niger
  • A team of "investigators" have been plotting flood-prone areas on their smartphones in two of Niamey's districts.

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Niger floods leave tens of thousands homeless as rebuilding lags

  • Last Updated: 19/09/2017
  • Niger

"If it rains again, we'll lose the entire village."

2016 in review: BRACED in the context of climate shocks and stresses

  • Last Updated: 06/09/2017
  • Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Niger, Nepal, Mauritania, Myanmar, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso

As BRACED projects entered their second year of implementation, unusually wet and dry periods resulted in floods, droughts, and landslides in parts of West Africa, East Africa and South Asia.

Nepal floods 2017

  • Last Updated: 05/09/2017
  • Nepal

Text message alerts prove life saver in flood-hit Nepal

Senegal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 15/08/2016
  • Senegal

Senegal floods expose need for community warning, preparation

Nepal floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 10/08/2016
  • Nepal

Flash floods wreak havoc across Nepal

Kenya Floods 2016

  • Last Updated: 06/05/2016
  • Kenya

With scant warning given, Nairobi flash flooding collapses buildings

Kenya Floods 2015

  • Last Updated: 22/11/2015
  • Kenya

Heavy rains have brought flooding to Nairobi and other areas of Kenya since the end of October. These excessive rains are due to the effects of El Niño. This is an ongoing situation, and the event page will be updated regularly as more information comes in.

Hurricane Patricia 2015 - Mexico

  • Last Updated: 16/11/2015

Hurricane Patricia was a storm that many called a “meteorological marvel.” Headed for Mexico, it intensified incredibly rapidly from a tropical cyclone (40 mph) to a strong Category 5 (200 mph) hurricane in a mere 30 hours. This was the strongest hurricane in recorded history in the Eastern ...

Ethiopia Drought 2015

  • Last Updated: 06/11/2015
  • Ethiopia

Northeastern Ethiopia is suffering from drought following late and erratic rainfall during two consecutive rainy seasons. The poor rainfall is testing national resilience-strengthening initiatives like the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and the Farm Africa and Christian Aid BRACED projects ...

About Reality of Resilience

What does resilience look like? Can we identify actual examples of resilience, to learn from success? Floods, droughts, and landslides are some examples of extreme climate events that happen all of the time around the world, and yet we only hear about a select few, usually when there is mass suffering and casualty. Reality of Resilience aims to change that by documenting in real-time what works to strengthen resilience during extreme climate events.

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