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Pedestrians are caught in heavy rain in Sydney on Monday. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP  Source: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/apr/21/nsw-storm-leaves-100000-homes-without-power

Pedestrians are caught in heavy rain in Sydney on Monday. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP
Source: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/apr/21/nsw-storm-leaves-100000-homes-without-power

 

Heartbreaking images of historic sites in Nepal reduced to rubble

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal’s capital city has been completely destroyed following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the country early Saturday morning, killing over 1,400 people and levelling buildings throughout the country…

 

Civil Society critical in building resilience against disasters — coalition

The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) has emphasised that the role of Civil Society Organisations was critical in building the resilience of societies against disaster. This was contained in a report by GNDR on the outcome of the Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) held in Sendai, Japan, in March. The report was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr Peter Akanimoh, GNDR’s Global Board Representative for West Africa…

 

Global cities join Designing City Resilience 2015

Chennai, Glasgow, Barcelona, Melbourne, Bristol, Manchester, Austin, Texas, New York, and Rio de Janeiro are the latest cities to confirm their participation in Designing City Resilience, the international summit being held in London this June (16 and 17 June). Representatives from each city will attend the event to speak about their journeys towards greater city resilience. The cities have committed to share their key resilience challenges and barriers to overcoming them and to input into the City Resilience Challenge, a two day workshop running throughout the summit…

 

Disaster Planning: Creating Capacity, Building Resilience

CAPE TOWN — The 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine kicked off Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa, with the theme “Creating Capacity, Building Resilience,” foreshadowing a focus on building strong communities and robust disaster response. The meeting has never before been held in Africa. Creating disaster-resilient communities seems especially relevant here, where fragile economic and political balances can be dramatically altered by drought, flood, or fire…

 

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