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The latest updates on disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond in the Prevention Web knowledge base.

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There are many schools in wealthy countries that could collapse someday, just like in China, from known seismic threats...
New York Times, the
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Dep. Minister, Dao Xuan Hocof said that the central Government has authorized local administrations to initiate mobilizing and using financial sources for disaster prevention and management....
Viet Nam News, Vietnam News Agency
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On the occasion of 'Africa Day' a statement was made by H.E. Jean Ping mentioning that a disaster risk reduction Strategy and Action Plan has been developed and adopted by the relevant organs of the AU....
African Union
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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

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