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Natural Disasters: Part of Risk Management

A recent study conducted by Euromonitor International shows how natural disasters pose a great threat to local and national economies, especially in developing countries. Infrastructure is disrupted, supply chains are halted, and agriculture suffers as well as finances, having a negative impact over the domestic and even global growth…

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Bushfires: South Australian residents told to stay on high alert as fires continue to burn

Authorities in South Australia are warning residents to remain on high alert this evening as bushfires continue to burn. Sixteen homes were confirmed destroyed in Victoria and South Australia as fires raged throughout the night on Friday. But the CFS says as many as 25 homes may have been destroyed in South Australia…

 

Natural disasters in 2013 cost state tens of thousands

THE STATE paid almost €193,000 to municipalities who were hit by various natural disasters in 2013, including landslides, local storms and torrential rains. The money will be allocated from the state budget through the Interior Ministry, which will divide it among the villages that suffered damage due to natural disasters, the cabinet decided on January 8. The money should be delivered to the municipalities by January 22, the SITA newswire reported…

 

Local self-assessment leads to resilience – Report

Geneva – UNISDR’s Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LGSAT) is an effective tool to assess a city’s institutional capacity to build resilience, a new report has found.  The study said the LGSAT opened up dialogue and enabled the establishment of baseline data for the Ten Essentials of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign “that can be used to track progress as the cities continue to build disaster and climate resilience”.  The report, titled ‘Assessing City Resilience: Lessons from using the UNISDR Local Government Self-Assessment Tool in Thailand and Vietnam’, said the LGSAT enabled local discussions to take place within an internationally-applied framework of common issues…

 

In Haiti, the Art of Resilience

Six weeks had passed since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing 230,000 people and leaving more than 1.5 million others homeless. But the ground was still shaking in the nation’s rubble-strewn capital, Port-au-Prince, and 87-year-old Préfète Duffaut wasn’t taking any chances. One of the most prominent Haitian artists of the past 50 years was sleeping in a crude tent made of plastic sheeting and salvaged wood, fearful his earthquake-damaged house would collapse at any moment…

 

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