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Lessons from Nepal

Calamities cannot be prevented. Precautions can, however, reduce their impact. Seismologists say some of the reasons for tremors, earthquakes and floods are unplanned growth of construction especially in higher and hilly terrains, denudation of forests, and habitation in river beds, apart from climate changes…

 

Let’s Stop Nepal’s Mental Health Crisis Before It Happens

Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake hit May 12, 2015, less than three weeks after the country was devastated April 25, 2015 by its deadliest quake in more than 80 years.  (Photo by Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake hit May 12, 2015, less than three weeks after the country was devastated April 25, 2015 by its deadliest quake in more than 80 years. (Photo by Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Less than a month ago, the world fell down on Nepal. Soon after, thousands of aid workers descended to help pick up the pieces. And then, a week ago, the world fell down again. “When the second earthquake happened, people everywhere were saying the death prayer. There was a lot of screaming,” says Cindy Stein, who was working at a hospital in Kathmandu…

 

Funding for Queensland ‘If it’s flooded, forget it’ safety campaign reinstated after five deaths

Funding for the road safety slogan “If it’s flooded, forget it” will be reinstated in Queensland after a spate of deaths, the Police Minister says. The public safety campaign was developed by the Bligh Labor government following the 2011 floods disaster. Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said the former Liberal National Party (LNP) government did not fund the campaign for its three-year term, and advertisements were dropped…

 

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