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Western Australia earthquake has strength of ‘atomic bomb’. Gender sensitivity in disaster management. And more..

NEMA calls for Gender sensitivity in disaster management

The ‎National Emergency Management Agency has highlighted the essence of integrating gender perspectives when managing disasters in Nigeria. The Agency says this would ensure that policies and programmes are gender-sensitive for attainment of national development and Sustainable Development Goals‎ (SDGs). Speaking at a Conference on Gender And Disaster Risk Management in Abuja, Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sidi said women and girls were more affected in armed conflict situations. He said the devastating effects of disasters on women and girls in the country during armed conflict situations and other emergencies cannot be overemphasized. “Women also make up more than half the population affected by the insurgency. Demographically, out of the over 2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, 53% of them are female while 54% are children,’’ he said. “While women’s vulnerability to disasters is often highlighted, their role and contributions to building disaster resilience has often been overlooked and not adequately recognized.’’ He added: “Women are largely marginalized in the development of Disaster Risk Management policies and in decision-making processes and their voices usually go unheard.” The NEMA DG insisted that gender equality in Disaster Risk Management does not merely mean addressing women’s humanitarian issues but the concerns of ‎men and women…

 

PM Modi rolls out India’s first-ever national plan for disaster management

The first-ever national plan for disaster management, which encompasses a blueprint for making the country disaster-resilient and significantly reducing loss of lives and livelihoods, was unveiled on Wednesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) provides a framework and direction to the government agencies for all phases of disaster management cycle — prevention, mitigation, response and recovery…

 

Western Australia earthquake has strength of ‘atomic bomb’

 The earthquakes in Western Australia’s goldfields were the strongest since 2010. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The earthquakes in Western Australia’s goldfields were the strongest since 2010. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

An earthquake that shook Western Australia’s goldfields overnight had the strength of an “atomic bomb” blasting underground. Three earthquakes hit near Norseman, including a magnitude 5.2 tremor reportedly felt as far away as Perth. The first was a 4.9 magnitude quake about 6km under the surface hitting about 11.30pm local time, then the 5.2 was about an hour later and the last was a 3.2 magnitude tremor about 1.44am on Sunday…

 

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