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Red Cross and Aviva launch partnership to bolster disaster resilience

Insurance giant to support charity in its work to help vulnerable communities prepare for and respond to extreme weather disasters. British Red Cross and insurance giant Aviva have joined forces in a new partnership to help communities around the world prepare for and respond to disasters and extreme weather events. The two organisations…

 

Recovering addict inspired by resilience of human spirit

Reading Eagle: Lauren A. Little | Matthew Williams

Reading Eagle: Lauren A. Little | Matthew Williams

The year 2016 arrived in Matthew Williams’ cellblock with no clock in sight.But the 23-year-old Berks County Prison inmate – once the student council president at Fleetwood High School – knew midnight had arrived. There was whooping and cheering and banging on bars.Tears came to his eyes…

 

Australians underinsured for natural disasters that cost more than $6b a year

Natural hazards cost Australia more than $6 billion each year, a figure predicted to more than triple in the next 30 years. At the height of the disaster season, experts are calling on “chronically underinsured” Australians to mitigate risk by planning ahead. “Two factors that have a strong impact on the ability to bounce back from disasters is the degree of damage sustained and … the ability to financially fund the recovery,” said David Sinai, head of property treaty underwriting at Swiss Re Australia and New Zealand…

 

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