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10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

TRF

As the 10th anniversary of the disaster approaches, experts and officials say weaknesses remain across the region in a system designed to warn people and get them to safety. For millions in coastal areas, warnings don't always get through, thanks to bureaucratic confusion and geography...

  • INFORM tool aims for objective disaster risk assessment

    SciDevNet

    Governments and international response agencies can use INFORM to help prioritise between countries on the basis of actual risk, define preparedness levels, monitor risk trends and plan forthcoming budgets, said Tom De Groeve, senior scientist at the EC Joint Research Centre...

  • Better infrastructure for 7.5 million urban residents in Vietnam

    WB

    Despite achievements in poverty reduction, urban poverty in Vietnam started rising in the early 2000s, especially among unregistered migrants who are often among the poorest in cities. Low-income areas faced frequent flooding and suffered from poor sanitation. They had no direct water supply...

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