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News & Announcements
Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond.
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The congress, to be held in Manila, Philippines, in Oct 08 seeks to define the roles women can play in addressing the impacts of climate change and disaster risk reduction programs...
OneWorld International Foundation
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The survivors of the 12 May earthquake in the Sichuan province reported mass migrations of thousands of frogs and toads just before the disaster....
Agence France Presse
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The trees would "fight storms, tidal surges, floods and droughts" in a "natural way" said the head of Government, Fakhruddin Ahmed in Dhaka on Saturday during the launch of the project.
Agence France Presse
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Scientists unveiled a hypothetical scenario describing how a magnitude 7.8 S. Californian earthquake would impact the region...
United States Geological Survey
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Mr. Yasuo Fukuda called on Asia-Pacific nations to jointly build a network to better prepare for disasters and pandemics....
Xinhua News Agency
PAHO/WHO has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America...
Pan American Health Organization
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WMO stresses the urgent need for improving coordinated storm-surge advisory systems in the Gulf of Bengal and other parts of the world that at are risk of tropical cyclones...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission World Meteorological Organization
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Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found....
World Wide Fund For Nature