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UN-OCHA: PH has 2nd highest number of people affected by natural disasters in 2013

InterAksyon.com reporter Lottie Salarda, herself the survivor of a close call by typhoon Yolanda, surveys the forlorn landscape in the wake of the monster storm.

InterAksyon.com reporter Lottie Salarda, herself the survivor of a close call by typhoon Yolanda, surveys the forlorn landscape in the wake of the monster storm.

MANILA – At 25.7 million, the Philippines logged the second highest number of people affected by natural disasters last year, highlighted by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the island province of Bohol, followed by super typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas. This is according to “World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014,” published recently by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). Some 97 million people worldwide were affected by natural disasters in 2013, with China accounting for the largest proportion, at 27.5 million…

 

Natural disaster losses fall in 2014: Swiss Re

This is 16 percent less than the $135 billion in losses recorded in 2013 and significantly below the average annual figure of $188 billion for the previous ten years. Insurers covered $34 billion of the damage, down 24 percent from $45 billion in 2013, the company said.   About 11,000 people lost their lives from disaster events, down from more than 27,000 fatalities recorded last year….

 

Brain Injured Woman Travels Across the USA in Search of Resilience

San Francisco, CA, December 19, 2014 –(PR.com)– Award-winning author and coach Dr. Jennifer Leigh was at the top of her game in 2010. Then adversity struck: she sustained a brain injury from a medication prescribed by her doctor. She blogged about her ordeal, becoming a beacon of hope for thousands around the world suffering from the same brain damage. “Too many of the people healing from this injury gave up. They ended their lives,” reports Dr. Leigh. “I became passionate about researching resilience so we can better help people when they face adversity. I created a research project called Resilience Across America.”…

 

Resilience the key to survival for Canterbury businesses – study

Christchurch Council worse off than thought - Source: One News

Christchurch Council worse off than thought – Source: One News

Canterbury businesses have shown a high level of innovation and adaptability following the earthquakes, new research has revealed. Many organisations had to relocate multiple times, deal with ongoing disruption to infrastructure services and cope with disrupted supply chains and changing customer demand, the University of Canterbury report found…

 

North Qld home insurance premiums through the roof

north qldThe Australian Government Actuary (AGA) has found that insurers paid out $1.40 in claims for every $1 of premium collected in North Queensland. This was despite premiums in the region sky rocketing by about 80% compared to 12% for Sydney and Melbourne over the eight years to July 2013…

 

 

 

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