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6 November 2018


Media representatives are invited to a

Presentation on the Launch of the 2018 Edition of the World Disasters Report

Monday 12 November 2018, 15:00 - 17:00 hours

Room C-3, C-Building, Vienna International Centre (VIC)

VIENNA, 6 November (UN Information Service) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Austrian Red Cross will present the 2018 edition of the World Disasters Report on Monday 12 November 2018, from 15:00 to 17:00 in Room C-3, C-Building at the Vienna International Centre (VIC)

The 2018 World Disasters Report, entitled "Leaving no-one behind: The international humanitarian sector must do more to respond to the needs of the world's most vulnerable people", warns that millions of people living in crisis are not receiving the humanitarian assistance they need. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates 134 million people are in need in 2018. However, far fewer will receive aid.

The report considers who are the people selected to be helped and who are not, why are there people being left behind or not being identified and reached and to what degree the humanitarian sector should be held responsible for the ones in need. The report identifies five ways in which vulnerable people and those most in need may be excluded and puts forward recommendations to international humanitarian actors to overcome those problems and leave no one behind.

Speakers at this presentation will be:

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Media representatives who wish to attend the event and who are not accredited to the Vienna International Centre (VIC), should contact

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 For more information about UNOOSA, please contact:

Ottavia Pesce 
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 
Telephone: (+43 699) 1459 8718 
Email: pesce[at]