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Staffers from the International Organization for Migration assess damage left by Cyclone Pam in Emae Island in Vanuatu. Representatives gathered for the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting will be seeking to strengthen national leadership though supportive regional responses to natural hazards. Photo by: Joe Lowry / IOM / CC BY-NC-ND Source:https://www.devex.com/news/natural-disasters-top-agenda-at-pacific-foreign-ministers-meeting-86497

Staffers from the International Organization for Migration assess damage left by Cyclone Pam in Emae Island in Vanuatu. Representatives gathered for the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting will be seeking to strengthen national leadership though supportive regional responses to natural hazards. Photo by: Joe Lowry / IOM / CC BY-NC-ND
Source:https://www.devex.com/news/natural-disasters-top-agenda-at-pacific-foreign-ministers-meeting-86497

Cost of natural disasters predicted to rise, unless steps are taken

The World Bank says the cost of natural disasters in the Pacific will continue to rise if steps are not taken to strengthen infrastructure and improve early warning systems. The Bank has just approved a series of credits and grants in the order of US$45 million dollars to help Pacific nations cope with natural disasters. The World Bank’s Pacific Director Franz Drees-Gross says the Pacific Resilience Program will initially provide assistance to Samoa, Tonga, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, as well as to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat…

 

Not just another environmental story: Predicting Africa’s next, most expensive, natural disasters

NATURAL disasters act as a huge handicap on the development of many African countries. They cause massive losses through deaths, injuries, damaged or destroyed housing, infrastructure and agriculture. And they don’t always have to be big to have the worst impact; a large amount of loss occurs, in particular, when they are small and recurring events that continuously damage critical public infrastructure, housing and production…

 

Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation

It’s a daily occurrence now; storms that lead to major flooding, terrorism, outbreaks of infectious diseases, cyber hacks, and even political turmoil. With such events occurring with increased frequency perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your business resiliency posture. On the surface, evaluating business resiliency is not as sexy as evaluating the constant threat landscape pertaining to network security, cyber threats, cloud computing, et al; however, overlooking the possibility of the business that can be lost in the event you or your key third party business partners or suppliers go offline due to such events can have disastrous effects…

 

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