resilience reporter

resilience starts with information

Britain to review defences after floods

Humanitarian response treats women’s health ‘as an afterthought’, says the UN

The health needs of women and girls must not be treated as an afterthought in times of crises, but placed at the centre of any humanitarian response, according to the UN’s state of the world population report. Humanitarian responses have failed to account for the different ways in which disasters and conflict can have an impact on women and men, says the report, Shelter from the Story, published by the UN population fund (UNFPA) on Thursday. In times of crisis, services related to pregnancy, childbirth and family planning are usually unavailable, “leaving already disadvantaged women and girls in an even more precarious situation”, it says…

 

Britain to review defences after floods

A family and their dog are rescued by the coastguard on Warwick Road in the centre of Carlisle after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident.. Picture date: Sunday December 6, 2015. The Environment Agency declared 130 flood warnings, while residents in some areas were evacuated from their homes. Rain continued to fall overnight in Scotland, northern England and northern parts of Wales, and is likely to continue for a few hours yet, forecasters said.See PA story WEATHER Winter. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A family and their dog are rescued by the coastguard on Warwick Road in the centre of Carlisle after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident.. Picture date: Sunday December 6, 2015. The Environment Agency declared 130 flood warnings, while residents in some areas were evacuated from their homes. Rain continued to fall overnight in Scotland, northern England and northern parts of Wales, and is likely to continue for a few hours yet, forecasters said.See PA story WEATHER Winter. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Britain will review its flood defences after a powerful storm caused severe flooding, swamping hundreds of homes, Prime Minister David Cameron says. The Conservative leader on Monday visited Carlisle, a city in the hard-hit Cumbria region of England, where he viewed a flooded home and met soldiers who helped evacuate the area. ‘It’s an absolutely horrific thing to happen and for some of these people it’s not the first time it’s happened,’ Cameron said, adding that the Environment Agency would study how to improve flood barriers. ‘We will ask all those questions because people want to live free from the fear of being flooded. We need to make sure they get all the support they need. ‘Cumbria police declared a ‘major incident’ after the region was lashed by Storm Desmond, and weather warnings were issued for the rest of the week…

 

‘I can’t go through this again’: Cumbrians struggle with floods aftermath

Two days after the river Derwent breached flood defences the residents of Derwentside Gardens in Cockermouth were finally allowed back into their homes on Monday. The flood waters had receded, leaving a dirty layer of mud and silt across lovingly laid oak floors, carpets and rugs. With no electricity or running water, few planned to stay long. The fire service would not let them drive their cars on to the estate so they salvaged what they could carry on foot: sentimental paintings, favourite vases, medication, Christmas presents they had managed to move from under the tree up on to kitchen work surfaces when the evacuation warning came on Saturday teatime…

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

MORE RESOURCES

MORE RESOURCES

%d bloggers like this: