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‘Drowning World’: Photographs of Floods From Haiti to Germany

João Gonzaga de Sousa, Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil, March 2015 (Gideon Mendel)

João Gonzaga de Sousa, Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil, March 2015 (Gideon Mendel)

For several years, the South Africa-born, London-based photographer Gideon Mendel has been photographing floods around the world. His approach is not the standard photojournalistic one: Instead, arriving some time after the deluge, Mendel takes deeply personal portraits of individuals and families who are coming to terms with what they have lost. In many of his portraits, flood victims stand inside their homes, water lapping at their waists, their faces conveying shock, or sorrow, or determination…

 

‘Insurance payout for natural disasters in 2015 was 31% below average’

Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc. Global economic losses from natural catastrophes in 2015 stood at $123 billion — 30% below the 15-year average of $175 billion. There were 14 multi-billion dollar economic loss events around the world, with the costliest being forest fires that burned out of control in Indonesia…

 

If lightning strikes today, is your business toast?

It has been another shocking season for Aussie businesses impacted by natural disasters. The latest figures from the Insurance Council of Australia put this summer’s total insured damages bill for bushfires alone at almost $300 million…

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