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Experts said India needs to have a comprehensive action plan to cut fatalities due to exposure to heatwaves. More than 2,000 people died in the heatwave in May and June this year. Photo: AFP  source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lF0B9NN3ZhSMOyCcFe8cnO/Natural-disasters-kill-over-20000-in-2014.html

Experts said India needs to have a comprehensive action plan to cut fatalities due to exposure to heatwaves. More than 2,000 people died in the heatwave in May and June this year. Photo: AFP
source: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lF0B9NN3ZhSMOyCcFe8cnO/Natural-disasters-kill-over-20000-in-2014.html

A Resilient Approach to Disaster Recovery

While the decade since Hurricane Katrina has been fraught with natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, recovery from these disasters has often been delayed by wasteful spending of billions of well-intended charitable dollars. That’s why those of us who raise funds for disaster recovery are so gratified that resilience is now being embraced as an underlying principle of architecture and design, and providing the hope for the future we need. At its core, resilience is an attempt to harness the mammoth post-disaster reservoir of “good will” resources – financial, intellectual and charitable – and direct it in a measured, coordinated way toward mitigation and prevention of future loss of life and property…

 

Priest a most unforgettable character

“The Most Unforgettable Character,” was the theme of a series of articles in Readers Digest, the monthly, American family magazine and for many years the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States. Readers submitted short stories about individuals who had left a lasting impression and were, “Ordinary people who achieved extraordinary things,” many in service to others. I had the honor to again spend time with a man who personifies this description while on a recent trip to Haiti. Father Andre Sylvestre, a Haitian priest who since the mid-late 1990s has developed many friendships with parishioners…

 

A new game people play to survive, thrive

A group of teachers from Philippine Science High School System, some coming from as far as Mindanao, braved Typhoon “Egay” (international name: Linfa) on July 7 for a day of learning at the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute. But it wasn’t a conventional one. Instead of blackboards, they were given play mats. Instead of chalks, they were armed with different kinds of play cards. Instead of teaching, they played a game—as community leaders sharing natural resources, competing to have the most developed community…

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