Rwanda: MIDIMAR unveils disaster risk mapping

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Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva, the Director of Risk Reduction and Preparedness at MIDIMAR, said the ministry was now able to better coordinate all disaster management initiatives in a proactive manner and thus reduce risks, reports New Times. 'Previously... we found it hard to tell the degree of danger but the maps now show the area and the degree of risk,' he said...

  • UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit


    UNDP has launched Voices2Paris to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change and the opportunities exemplified by individuals and governments across developing countries worldwide 'to provide young journalists in developing countries an opportunity to contribute to the global debate in the run-up to COP21' noted Neil Buhne, UNDP Geneva Director...

  • Japan: Measures need to be reexamined to prepare for major disasters

    Yomiuri Shimbun

    The Yomiuri Shimbun writes in an opinion piece that Japan should reexamine its preparedness against natural disasters as their occurrence is unpredictable. According to the article, presuming a huge quake occurred under the metropolitan area, a maximum of 23,000 deaths and about 120,000 injuries are projected...

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