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The State Government of Orissa on Tuesday sought financial assistance of Rs 609 crore from the Centre to save the state from natural calamities caused by global warming....
Times of India, the
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In line with its commitment to support disaster risk reduction, the European Commission has allocated funds to improve the capacities of communities at risk in Central America, Central Asia and South East Asia...
European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
World Vision reports that as a result of implementing the Tashkent Disaster Risk Reduction Project, 11 communities in Tashkent, Uzbekistan will be equipped to mitigate the effects of earthquake...
World Vision International
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China's director of the disaster relief bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs remarked at the Sino-Norwegian Bilateral Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction that governments at all levels are considering a shift to disaster reduction...
China Daily
The Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) in conjunction with key Solomon Islands personnel, a team of experts from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau), and Emergency Management Australia (EMA) carried out a week long assessment of the Solomon Island’s tsunami warning and mitigation system early February 2008...
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
At a stakeholders' forum last week, the Deputy Governor, Mr. Arapaja said that, once implemented, the policy would reduce risks from both natural and man-induced disasters in the state....
Daily Trust, Media Trust
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Communities are learning how to protect themselves, thanks to disaster mitigation, preparedness and awareness programmes carried out by Bangladesh Red Crescent volunteers...
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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Australia's Governor-General has spoken to the leaders of China, Russia and the US about a joint "space-age" project for more accurate forecasts of floods, drought and weather...
Courier-Mail
The Gender and Disaster Network (GDN) announces the launch of its updated web site with the most recent resources and information in the gender and disaster field...
Gender and Disaster Network, the
Cyclone devastation, Jaber
“Recurrent disasters are making people vulnerable. Precautions have to be taken for the future, especially in terms of construction,” said Volana Rarivoson, of the World Food Programme...
The New Humanitarian