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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...
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...
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...
Government officials are hopeful that religious leaders in Srinagar can play a major role in disaster risk management. Imams are receiving training with the idea that they will be able to influence and change the perception that a natural disaster is the wrath of God and that preventing it is impeding God's will.
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A call for taking adequate preventive measures against the landslide risk and implementing strong chains of disaster education...
Disaster management experts emphasize the need for formulation of a long-time risk reduction plan...
Over 400 children participated in a two-day event aimed at raising awareness on disaster risk reduction...
In September 2005, YSDR initiated a project called “Youth Awareness of Disaster Reduction” with ProVention funding. Meetings within communities were held in two provinces to raise people’s awareness of the risks around them....
"With current knowledge and strong political commitment it is possible to protect health facilities from disasters" says assistant Director-General for Heath Action in Crises at WHO. The two-year campaign launches from Davos...
photo by F. Boosman, Calif. wildfires from space
A record 17 satellites are to be launched in 2008 in the largest-ever concerted global effort to monitor the impact of climate change...