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Photo courtesy of USAID

Photo courtesy of USAID

The exhibition, developed by USAID, features photos and memories of resilience, recovery and international solidarity, along with the premiere of a new film entitled “Stories of Recovery, 10 Years after the Tsunami”. “The tsunami taught us many things – the strength of partnership and friendship between the US and Indonesia, the depth of human kindness, the power of working together as a global community, the need for increased disaster preparedness and the urgency of protecting the planet by mitigating risks to disasters and helping communities become more resilient,” said US Embassy deputy chief of mission Kristen Bauer…

 

Malaysian government under fire for flood response

A man makes his way to his house submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu. Photograph: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

A man makes his way to his house submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu. Photograph: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Rescue teams struggled on Saturday to reach inundated areas of north-east Malaysia as victims accused the government of being slow to provide assistance after the country’s worst flooding in decades. Malaysians have vented their anger at the prime minister, Najib Razak, after the release of photos which went viral on social media showing him playing golf with the US president, Barack Obama, during the storms…

 

World Bank Supports Greater Resilience to Climate Related Hazards in Mozambique

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* financing in the amount of US$50 million to support climate change related reforms agreed upon between the Government of Mozambique (GoM) and the World Bank under the Climate Change Development Policy Operation (DPO). This operation will improve the country’s resilience to effects of climate change through the implementation of reforms across several sectors of the economy…

 

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