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How Natural Disasters Harm the Poor More Than the Rich

Stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina rest inside the Superdome, which became a makeshift shelter from the storm, on Sept. 2, 2005 in New Orleans. Photos by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina rest inside the Superdome, which became a makeshift shelter from the storm, on Sept. 2, 2005 in New Orleans.
Photos by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Adolph Hitler visited Paris just once, in June 1940, in an entourage that included his architect, Albert Speer, and Arno Becker, the official state sculptor. He saw all the usual tourist spots, stopping to look around landmark buildings and monuments. He came just a week or so after the army of the Third Reich had occupied the city, a Paris that was by then all but empty of Parisians. But in the anxious weeks after the fall of the French army, most people hadn’t known whether they should leave or stay. Some had even wanted to believe the Germans would not come to Paris at all…

 

Councils take action on water resilience

The Wellington Water Committee is taking a regional approach to the challenge of getting Wellington’s water network up and running after a major incident. The Committee comprises a representative of each of the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils, and Greater Wellington Regional Council, and is chaired by David Bassett, deputy mayor of Hutt City Council. The five councils jointly own Wellington Water…

 

SME forum highlights vulnerability and resilience of MENA micro-businesses

Developments in the region, especially the drop in oil prices, require a “genuine” stance to empower small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), experts said Wednesday. During a forum, titled “SMEs: The Road to Economic Growth”, Arab economists and bankers stressed the need for a holistic strategy to address challenges facing micro businesses which are deemed as drivers for national stability and growth. Despite accounting for around 50 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in Arab countries, challenges facing SMEs range from financing, training and marketing to innovation and sustainability. While nearly 90 per cent of the regional economies are driven by SMEs, participants underlined the “poor” policies towards them, urging for establishing ministries designated to serving the sector…

 

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