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Debris from 3/11 disaster now washing ashore across Okinawa

Debris from 3/11 disaster now washing ashore across Okinawa Plastic containers washed out to sea after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster are starting to wash up on the shores … Continue reading

06/10/2020 · Leave a comment

140-mph quadcopter is aimed at first responders

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 billion flood plan More than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s … Continue reading

26/09/2020 · Leave a comment

How People With Disabilities Weather Natural Disasters

More than half a million people affected by Sudan floods The floods in Sudan have killed 102 people, injured 46 more and affected over 550,000 people in 17 of the … Continue reading

13/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Record floods threaten pyramid sites in Sudan

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans Cameron, Louisiana was devastated for the third time in 15 years when Hurricane Laura came ashore. In 2005, Hurricane Rita pushed 12 … Continue reading

11/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Art in an apocalypse

Art in an apocalypse Ever since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed in March, I have missed seeing and doing things I enjoy in the city. People-watching, cab rides, the normalcy of … Continue reading

10/09/2020 · Leave a comment

The relevance of resilience during disasters

  Unconstitutional lockdown judgment is a lesson for Africa’s disaster management But there’s a lesson to draw here which can assist other African countries, as our situation is neither unique … Continue reading

17/06/2020 · Leave a comment

There are no resilient families in a locust plague

Building Exteriors Enhance Resilience Against Extreme Weather For communities prone to severe weather, sustainable building strategies serve as the cornerstone for enhancing resilience. Building owners are becoming more attuned to … Continue reading

22/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Ugandans should embrace wetlands to rid-off disasters

  Severe Flooding Threatens Lives and Futures in Burundi The torrential rains began in December, triggering landslides and massive flooding across northern Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries. Roads, … Continue reading

29/02/2020 · Leave a comment

‘It’s like the third world’: tribe feels forgotten as flooding brings misery to a struggling community

  Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc Rescue operations in Kenya after heavy flooding are being hindered by damage to roads and bridges. There are fears the death toll … Continue reading

02/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Investing in resilience

  Africa, Europe share disaster risk reduction experiences Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations … Continue reading

23/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Iran Floods Leave Its Regime Drowning in Domestic Criticism

Southern African countries won’t manage disasters unless they work together Cyclone Idai, which recently devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southern … Continue reading

24/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Cyclone Idai damage cost seen topping $2bn

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for ‘natural disasters’ fund As Iranians continue to deal with the aftermath of deadly floods across the country and the government scrambles to provide relief, … Continue reading

17/04/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change is causing floods all over the world. Here’s what you can do to help

Rwanda tests its emergency response to natural disasters The Rwandan government has stepped up measures to reduce the effects of natural disasters in the country, Rwandan minister of emergency management … Continue reading

06/04/2019 · Leave a comment

6 years later, Sandy a story of resilience

Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them Ghana has a serious flood problem. Over about 50 years, 4 million people have been affected by floods, resulting … Continue reading

03/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria put a disproportionate burden on women

Africa city leaders promote inclusive resilience City leaders in Africa have shared some of the successes of inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies, particularly focusing on community engagement and action at … Continue reading

25/09/2018 · Leave a comment

Coastal resilience linked to national security

Resilience: A New Lens For Urban Development In Africa 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to … Continue reading

01/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Disasters and Social Resilience: A bioecological approach

Indigenous people see the balance in natural events When it comes to nature and the natural world, Indigenous people have a much different world view than the rest of the … Continue reading

01/06/2018 · Leave a comment

China hands over disaster risk reduction projects to Malawi communities

‘Climate Change’ Removed From FEMA’s Strategic Plan FEMA released its Strategic Plan for the next four years, which replaces the Obama-era version that made repeat mentions of climate change. The … Continue reading

21/03/2018 · Leave a comment

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake

Italy’s ‘monuments men’ unearth treasures from ruins of Amatrice quake The first mission of the new Italian “Blue Helmet” force dedicated to defending cultural heritage was supposed to be in … Continue reading

26/10/2016 · Leave a comment

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