The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR and formerly UNISDR) statement on Chile forest fires

33
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR and formerly UNISDR) statement on Chile forest fires


The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR and formerly UNISDR) expresses condolences and solidarity with the people and government of Chile as they battle growing forest fires.  

As the death toll exceeds 100, this disaster is believed to be Chile’s deadliest forest fire on record with expectations that the death toll will grow. The Chilean National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED) has stated that it has delivered more than 560 tons of aid and has urged communities at risk to develop response plans and to take measures to reduce the risk of forest fires, which are highlighted on its website: Wildfires | SENAPRED 

These fires come less than two weeks after Colombia issued a disaster declaration due to raging fires and asked for international assistance. Regionally, between 2000 and 2019, an average of 33 million hectares (Mha) of land are estimated to have been affected by wildfires in Latin America every year. In this time span, there were approximately 1.47 million fires in Latin America, according to the Wildfires in Latin America report by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR and formerly UNISDR) and UN’s regional Issue-Based Coalition on Climate Change and Resilience. 

Globally, forest fires are becoming “more widespread, burning nearly twice as much tree cover today as they did 20 years ago,” according to researchers who examined data from the Global Forest Watch. Future projections are also grim. A 2022 report by the UN Environment Programme anticipates a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030 due to climate change and land-use change. 

This makes it imperative that countries invest in reducing the risk of forest fires.  

“As we saw with the fires that raged across Europe last year and the devastating fire that occurred in the US state of Hawaii, countries everywhere must complement investments in fire response capabilities with investments in fire prevention. This includes investing in preparedness and early warning systems that are multi-hazard and cover everyone,” said Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Paola Albrito. 


Disasters Expo USA, is proud to be supported by Inergency for their next upcoming edition on March 6th & 7th 2024!

The leading event mitigating the world’s most costly disasters is returning to the Miami Beach

Convention Center and we want you to join us at the industry’s central platform for emergency management professionals.
Disasters Expo USA is proud to provide a central platform for the industry to connect and
engage with the industry’s leading professionals to better prepare, protect, prevent, respond
and recover from the disasters of today.
Hosting a dedicated platform for the convergence of disaster risk reduction, the keynote line up for Disasters Expo USA 2024 will provide an insight into successful case studies and
programs to accurately prepare for disasters. Featuring sessions from the likes of The Federal Emergency Management Agency,
NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, TSA and several more this event is certainly providing you with the knowledge
required to prepare, respond and recover to disasters.
With over 50 hours worth of unmissable content, exciting new features such as their Disaster
Resilience Roundtable, Emergency Response Live, an Immersive Hurricane Simulation and
much more over just two days, you are guaranteed to gain an all-encompassing insight into
the industry to tackle the challenges of disasters.
By uniting global disaster risk management experts, well experienced emergency
responders and the leading innovators from the world, the event is the hub of the solutions
that provide attendees with tools that they can use to protect the communities and mitigate
the damage from disasters.
Tickets for the event are $119, but we have been given the promo code: HUGI100 that will
enable you to attend the event for FREE!

So don’t miss out and register today: https://shorturl.at/aikrW

And in case you missed it, here is our ultimate road trip playlist is the perfect mix of podcasts, and hidden gems that will keep you energized for the entire journey

-

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More