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UNISDR champion is new IPU President

UNISDR

'Parliamentarians around the world have a vital role to play in ensuring that the new post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction is applied at national and local level to reduce existing levels of risk and avoid the creation of new risk,' said UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlstrom...

  • Japan's volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says

    Reuters; TRF

    Japan monitors 47 of its 110 active volcanoes around the clock, but the research budget has always been less than for earthquakes and critics say there is insufficient equipment. Fujii said the nation was suffering from a shortage of volcano experts that has left most peaks without observers at the site to constantly keep watch for small changes...

  • A landmark first for Africa: Seychelles uses contingent credit for disasters

    WB

    'By efficiently responding to disasters and strengthening its disaster risk management plan, we hope there will be significant improvements in the lives of Seychelles’ most vulnerable citizens,' said Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, the Bank’s senior director for the social, urban, rural and resilience global practice...

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