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ADB $220 million aid to help Pakistan build hazard-resilient infrastructure

ADB

'Pakistan is highly dependent on agriculture and prone to floods and other extreme weather related-events like the current severe heat wave,' said Donneth Walton, Principal Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, ADB. 'This assistance will support a build-back-better approach, with multi-hazard-resistant features incorporated into the restored infrastructure.'...

  • After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations - Interview

    TRF

    About a decade ago many countries in the region did not have natural disaster management authorities, said Oliver Lacey-Hall, the outgoing head of OCHA's Asia-Pacific office in Bangkok. He said the region's success since then in setting up disaster management authorities stemmed in part from the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action, guidelines adopted by governments to reduce disaster risk...

  • New Zealand announces Cyclone Pam tourism recovery package

    New Zealand - gov

    Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam. McCully said, 'Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up a running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam'...

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