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Why India is building a national disaster database

U.S. Government Promotes Disaster Resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Fiji

The United States government, in partnership with the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council and the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation today launched a training program that will help businesses in Savusavu better prepare for natural disasters.  The training is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ready project, which is strengthening the environmental and disaster resilience of Pacific Island countries…

 

Why India is building a national disaster database

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“If we do not understand this impact, we cannot really take targeted actions to reduce those losses.”

India’s size and diversity makes it one of the most disaster-prone countries in Asia. Large coastal areas in the south suffer from cyclones, while the northern mountainous areas suffer from landslides and floods, and droughts regularly affect the country’s central region.

Every year, these result in a huge loss of lives, damage infrastructure, and disrupt vital services. The country’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has just announced plans to build a national disaster database by 2020, which it hopes will help minimise the impact…

 

Preparing for disasters: a corporate catastrophe checklist

Facebook has been in the hot seat since it came to light that personal data on as many 87 million users, mostly in the US, had been improperly acquired by Cambridge Analytica for use in the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged as well that “malicious” outsiders may have accessed profiles of most of his 2 billion users. In the wake of Facebook’s enormous cyber-lapse, Congress investigated, users fled, and its stock plummeted—the makings of a genuine company disaster…

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