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Rebuilding and resilience is Ruth’s focus for autumn

RuthBUILDING resilience and helping each other bounce back when things get tough is the focus of the autumn edition of Ruth magazine, produced quarterly by the Queensland Country Women’s Association. Association state president Robyn McFarlane said the organisation had an affinity with people in crisis. “We know that when people face the stress of drought, flood or other disasters the last thing they need is a mental illness label,” she said. “Severely stressed people need support, a friendly ear and some assistance to get through the hard times. This is what the QCWA’s ‘Bouncing Back’ strategy is all about.”..

 

Boost to improve natural disaster resilience in Western Australia

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett today announced more than $3 million of projects to assist communities across Western Australia build resilience to natural disasters. Mr Keenan said the funding partnership between the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments would strengthen disaster resilience across WA through state-wide and community level projects…

 

Tonga borrows from World Bank for disaster resilience

Matangi Tonga reports that under the Tongan law, government loans of more than 7.4 million dollars must be approved by parliament which occurred this week. The Minister of Finance ‘Aisake Eke says the loan will enable government to implement programs that will help Tonga become more resilient to natural disasters. Proposed disaster resilience programs include making sure that people will have access to essentials such as food and water…

 

A mandate for action or merely more talk? Reflections from the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

While writing this, the negotiation for the Sendai Framework has just been completed after a marathon 30 hour final session of talks. The framework is a 15-year degustation menu which also includes a nod to the upcoming September 2015 Summit to adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda, and the December 2015 Paris Climate Change negotiation. What has been discussed in Sendai is very encouraging. Intervention is the key phrase…

 

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