resilience reporter

resilience starts with information

Resilience NEWS

The storm in Alaska visualized to show the surface winds and total cloud water vapor.

The storm in Alaska visualized to show the surface winds and total cloud water vapor.

Unusually powerful storm explodes over Bering Sea

As predicted, a massive storm has formed northwest of Alaska’s westernmost Aleutian Islands over the cold and turbulent waters of the Bering Sea. The storm is intensifying explosively in a process known to meteorologists as “bombogensis.” When it reaches peak intensity on Friday night into Saturday morning, the storm could set an all-time minimum air pressure record for the Bering Sea, and may rival the all-time global record for the lowest pressure ever recorded in a non-tropical storm…

 

Can Mapping Help Increase Disaster Resilience?

open-citiesIn the days following the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the World Bank disaster risk management (DRM) community worked to assess the damage, and support the Haitian government plan and enact what would become a massive and protracted recovery from this profound disaster. Accurate and up to date maps of the country were an important component of these planning efforts. These maps came from an unexpected source, a global community of volunteer mappers, who, using their internet connections and access to satellite imagery, were able to contribute to mapping Haiti from their own homes…

 

Queensland flood class action hits legal hurdle

Queensland water authorities are attempting to strike out a class action claim for damages stemming from the 2011 flood in the state’s south-east. Law firm Maurice Blackburn is representing about 4,000 Brisbane and Ipswich flood victims in a bid to claw back more than a billion dollars lost in the disaster…

 

Mentally ill people found chained by

A Filipino girl pours water into a bucket next to a ship that was washed ashore a year ago by typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Rex  Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/07/typhoon-haiyan-millions-lives-blighted-one-year-on

A Filipino girl pours water into a bucket next to a ship that was washed ashore a year ago by typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Rex
Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/07/typhoon-haiyan-millions-lives-blighted-one-year-on

This powerful film, filmed and directed by Simon Rawles and produced by Vishva Samani, shows mentally ill people shackled in cages by their families in the Philippines. Their situation was revealed by local organisations searching for vulnerable survivors in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. They were shocked to find one man who had been trapped by his family for 16 years; he had been left to die. Another six people were found in the town of San Remigio, northern Cebu, where this film is shot…

 

Natural disasters leave 29 dead in October

BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Natural disasters across China claimed 29 lives and left one missing in October, causing direct economic loss of 8.11 billion yuan (1.33 billion U.S. dollars), according to an official statement. Disasters affected nearly 3.25 million and forced relocation of about 128,000 in 201 county-level regions, said information from the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction…

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

MORE RESOURCES

MORE RESOURCES

%d bloggers like this: