resilience reporter

resilience starts with information

Resilience NEWS

Chile chaos after heavy rains cause floods

These were the chaotic scenes in Chile after rains hit the north of the country, causing flooding. Seven people have died and 19 are still unaccounted for, according to Reuters. The downpours in what is normally a dry region have been the heaviest in about 80 years, although the worst of the bad weather appears to be over, meteorologists said…


Hong Kong people not ready to deal with natural disasters, experts say

From fires to landslides, epidemics to typhoons, Hong Kong is in the firing line for a whole range of natural disasters – but a new study reveals that many in the city are unaware of the risks. A 2012 study by Chinese University researchers found that just 12.8 per cent of the people interviewed believed the city to be susceptible to disasters, even though close to half of those questioned regarded the city as having a lower level of disaster preparedness than its peers…


Cyclone Pam Disaster: Vanuatu’s True Survivor

Video: Cyclone: Vanuatu's True Survivor

Video: Cyclone: Vanuatu’s True Survivor

The 76-year-old lives in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu – the most dangerous area in the world for natural disasters, according to the United Nations University. He survived yet another tragedy this month when Cyclone Pam hit, killing 17 people and leaving 65,000 homeless. His kitchen was destroyed and he saw his neighbours’ homes flattened, but for him it was just one of many catastrophes to strike the archipelago…


UN recognises resilience roundtable

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has been awarded a certificate of distinction at a prestigious United Nations awards ceremony. It was among 88 nominations from 44 countries for the Sasakawa Award, with the winners announced at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. The group comprises the CEOs of IAG, Munich Re, Australian Red Cross, Investa Property Group, Optus and Westpac. It was founded in 2012 to support a national approach to resilience…



2 comments on “Resilience NEWS

  1. Jelenko Dragisic

    Agree with you Rose. Way to go: Collaboration!


  2. rosegantner

    Congrats for award with Australia and Red Cross with UN. Awesome! Rose

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

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

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

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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 )


Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: