Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap: Study also finds FEMA aid increased inequality

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Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap: Study also finds FEMA aid increased inequality

Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality between races in the United States, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Pittsburgh.

“Damages Done: The Longitudinal Impacts of Natural Hazards on Wealth Inequality in the United States” will appear in an upcoming edition of Social Problems. A supplement to the paper highlights the wealth gap between whites and blacks attributable to natural…


Hiroshima marks 4th anniversary of deadly mudslides

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — The city of Hiroshima on Monday marked the fourth anniversary of landslides that killed 77 people, with residents calling for greater awareness of natural disasters.

anniversary came about a month after devastating flooding and landslides claimed the lives of at least 226 people in western Japan and 113 in Hiroshima Prefecture alone.

Memorial ceremonies were held in various places in the city including Asakita and Asaminami wards, areas hit hard by the mudslides in August 2014….


In past 25 years, Russian emergencies ministry helped 140 states, hit by various disasters

MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. In the past 25 years, the Russian emergencies ministry has rendered assistance to 140 countries hit by various types of disasters, the ministry said on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19.

“Russia is one of the global leaders in providing humanitarian assistance and non-repayable aid in various parts of the globe. The geography of Russian humanitarian assistance spans to about 140 countries, hit by natural disasters and armed conflict,” an embassy spokesperson said.

Russia is an active UN partner on issues of emergency response…

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