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said Disaster Management Minister, Mahinda Samarasinghe during the launch of the seventh meeting of the regional Committee on Disaster Management yesterday....
A vulnerability assessment to help Sydney coastal councils understand their vulnerability to climate change and prepare to adapt to potential impacts...
The reconstruction programme gives priority to families whose homes were completely destroyed by the floods and has introduced a new technique for reinforcing foundations and making homes more resilient.
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Human suffering and economic losses from vulnerability to natural hazards are high. Munich Re estimated that the year 2005 was the most expensive year on record...
More than 50 leaders from 25 grassroots and indigenous organizations launched a regional networking platform in Antigua, Guatemala...
Speakers at a recent seminar underlined the need for introducing disaster-related curricula in schools which could help minimize disaster losses and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....
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Scientists warn that the Philippines could experience famine by 2020 as a result of the impact of 'global warming' on natural resources. Filipinos call for more initiatives, global to local, including climate change adaptation strategies....
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A $120m plan to boost mangrove forests may help combat the effects of climate change: one of Viet Nam's efforts in supporting the Hyogo Framework for Action...
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...
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Work has begun on government-run hospitals in high seismic zones and coastal areas to help make them disaster resistant...