Prayer flags in Kathmandu, Nepal, by Sarah Tzinieris, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/120420083@N05/14474889262/

Nepal suffers devastating earthquake


The country is regarded as a world leader in confronting disaster risk, with the NRRC providing a model for uniting partners with the government to reduce vulnerability. NRRC has made strides in retrofitting schools and hospitals to make them earthquake-resistant, as well as creating local-level disaster preparedness and response plans. However, Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey had voiced his concern over the impact of a major earthquake only last month when he addressed the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan...

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    The Declaration establishes the Regional Network of Farmers of Africa and South Asia, or RENOFASA, to develop an implementation plan for promoting cooperation, disseminating weather and climate information and services to farmers in a timely manner through information and communications technologies, organizing training seminars, and establishing advisory teams to interact with farmers and improve the uptake of weather and climate services...

  • Philippines: Bohol children undergo week-long summer camp 2015

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    Through a school-based DRR project in Bohol, Save the Children aims to help schools and communities to be better prepared for disasters to create safe learning environment, saving lives, and increasing resiliency of target beneficiaries reaching 5,400 schools. Participants of the summer camp included Grades 4 to 6 students from 25 schools in Loon and Maribojoc towns, which are among the hardest hit during the October 2013 magnitude 7.2 earthquake...

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