Bodies of mother clutching baby found as Indonesia quake toll rises above 1,500
A week after a major earthquake brought devastation to Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, Ichsan Hidayat told how the bodies of his sister and her 43-day-old daughter were found under a sea of mud and debris, the mother clutching her baby to her chest….
National Resilience Day on Monday
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab, in collaboration with Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122), district administration and other departments, will observe National Resilience Day on Oct 8 and International Day for Disaster Reduction on Oct 13 across the province. This year National Resilience Day will be commemorated under the theme “Tayyar Pakistan” that is aimed at creating awareness by spreading the message of resilience building, preparedness while highlighting anticipated hazards, threats and possible measures for reducing impact of such risks. The overall theme of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2018 is reducing the economic loss of disasters…
Hurricane Sandy and the Inequalities of Resilience in New York
As the Carolinas continue to grapple with the physical damage and psychological trauma from Hurricane Florence, the region faces difficult choices. Communities must decide which lands and neighborhoods to reclaim and rebuild and which ones are best left to absorb the ravages of intensifying storms. Those decisions will play out very differently depending on the race and the income of the individuals and families hit hardest by the historic flooding.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed a very different region of the country: the Rockaways section of New York. But the aftermath of that historic storm provides some sobering clues about post-hurricane resilience efforts—like the ones that didn’t really help the Rockaways’ low-income residents and people of color…