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UN launches survey on older people and disasters

UNISDR

Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR Head, said: 'This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13 will focus on older people, including their needs and what they contribute to better planning and understanding of disaster risk in their communities. We know from grim experience in both developed and developing countries that older persons often die in disproportionate numbers in disaster events'...

  • Nepal's disaster preparedness woefully inadequate - Opinion

    Republica

    According to Om Astha Rai's opinion piece that appeared in the Republica, Nepal's recent landslide and floods found the country unprepared for the disasters. The author gives an overview of the history of disaster risk reduction in the country as well as the major disasters...

  • Women hurt by lack of say in South Asia's environment policy

    TRF

    Maxine Burkett, an academic at the University of Hawaii who specialises in climate change policy warned: 'Because of their primarily domestic role, women lack access to the decision making and implementation processes. That leaves them disempowered and vulnerable' in the face of climate change...

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