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In Goa state, a new disaster management institute using the latest technology to deal with fires also plans to help educate people in prevention as a way to eliminate fire hazards...
NavHind Times
photo by Christophe Laurent, creative commons attribution
Work has begun on government-run hospitals in high seismic zones and coastal areas to help make them disaster resistant...
Indo-Asian News Service
6.0 earthquake seismograph, Japan 26Nov07, photo by Bill McKay, creative commons attribution-noncommercial 2.0
Political inaction, poor decisions and bad management have helped to turn South Asia into the world’s most disaster-prone region, says Oxfam International in a study just released...
Oxfam International Secretariat
photo by the Uncultured Project under creative commons attribution
'It is not just being prepared for the disaster, but to reduce the impact of the disaster that we know is going to happen,' said John Holmes, UN under-secretary-general...
The New Humanitarian
photo by Thom Scott Phillips under creative commons attribution
IBM scientists have developed a 'stochastic optimization model' to help countries better prepare for and manage natural disasters...
Cable News Network
A workshop on the development of disaster resistant sustainable forestation and plantation introduces technology invented by Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI)...
New Nation, the - Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited
Guanaja Island: photo coutesty of NASA/JSC
ISDR system partner Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) to participate in a panel on challenges for the Caribbean’s coastal tourism environment at the 10th annual Caribbean conference on sustainable tourism development...
Antigua Sun, Sun Printing & Publishing Ltd.
photo courtesy of WMO
WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said "it is not possible to prevent natural hazards, but the loss of lives and the damage that they cause can be minimized through risk management based on better observations"....
World Meteorological Organization