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Nepal, Three Months After the Earthquakes

nepal nowThree months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000, flattening nearly 600,000 homes, and leaving millions still in need of food, clean water and adequate shelter. Though residents are working to return to their normal lives, Nepal is still reeling from the disasters in April and May…


Massive earthquake drill in Philippines

Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in Manila as part of a massive earthquake drill. The exercise was designed to boost preparedness for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions. The Philippines is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries and lies in the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common…


Romanian legislature amends rules for mandatory natural disaster insurance

The Romanian law on mandatory dwelling insurance for earthquakes, landslides and floods was recently amended and supplemented. The new law was published in the Official Gazette on 6 July as Law no. 191/2015 and amends Law no. 260/2008 which regulates the mandatory dwellings insurance against earthquakes, landslides and floods…



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