Asia & The Pacific
Timor-Leste is highly prone to disasters, in particular recurrent drought, flooding and landslides, and the country is expected to face increased risks caused by a changing climate. The country is located near one of the most active tectonic plate boundaries in the world and is exposed to frequent earthquakes that can trigger landslides with devastating impact. Timor-Leste also faces the threats of tsunamis and tropical cyclones.
At the request of the UN Resident Coordinator in June 2022, the CADRI Partnership facilitated a review of development and humanitarian partners programming in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to derive recommendations to enhance the coherence and impact of DRR interventions at national and local level.