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State disaster management program officer hopes that the corporate houses would make their future corporate decisions and policies earthquake-proof...
Assam Tribune, the
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Trocaire and its local partners are helping some of India's most vulnerable communities to strengthen their ability to overcome disasters with preparedness training....
Trócaire
'There is now an opportunity to go much further in the future, and to create a model for other parts of the world in how the UN and regional organizations can work together on humanitarian issues, disaster risk reduction and emergency response' stated USG John Holmes....
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters
Un equipo multidisciplinario conforma desde ayer la Plataforma Nacional de Reducción del Riesgo a Desastres, cuyo propósito es crear un foro permanente en el que se discutirá cómo hacer frente a los problemas generados por situaciones de riesgo en el país....
La Prensa Gráfica
The Economic and Social Council was warned that disaster management strategies would not be successful if they did not target and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities poor people face...
United Nations - Headquarters
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Climate change leading to extreme weather events threatens many of East Asia's cities and could undercut recent economic progress in the region, disaster risk and climate change experts warned...
World Bank, the
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"Hospitals are the most important buildings in a community", says engineer Tony Gibbs, an expert in increasing the resilience of health facilities and a member of the WHO team that travelled to China in June....
World Health Organization (WHO)
With the rise in the incidence of disasters around the world, the Ghanian National Disaster Management Organization has shifted focus towards disaster prevention, said their National Coordinator....
Modern Ghana.com

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