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In a report on rehabilitating disaster victims, the Coordinator of NEMA Nigeria, Alhaji Alhassan Aliyu, announced plans to design an Education Curriculum on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for educational institutions in the country...
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Disaster risk reduction was highlighted during the one-day Summit on many occasions. The outcome of the Summit, captured in the Chair’s Summary, emphasized clearly that adaptation must be given higher priority and in this context called for greater synergy with disaster risk reduction. View full story
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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According to Bangladesh's disaster management minister Abdur Razzaq, work on identifying the buildings 'at risk' in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, is now underway. 'What is most urgently needed is a well-concerted coordination framework...'
bdnews24.com
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The government of Bangladesh will modernize four earthquake observatory centres focusing on natural hazards such as earthquakes and Tsunamis, announced the food and disaster management minister, Abdur Razzaq, citing that 'Bangledesh has become a member of the Indian Ocean Alert System...'
bdnews24.com
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'All development now will have to factor in how to adapt to the changing climate by erecting homes away from flood zones and hurricane-proofing buildings, among other measures' said Lucy Stone, Climate Change Project Manager for UNICEF...
United Nations News Centre
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A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises...
Oxfam - Great Britain
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Irrigation training in Malawi is making a major difference to farmers facing the threat of frequent droughts. Simple water schemes are having a big impact on small-scale crop growers living in Machinga district in the south of the country...
Tearfund
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For the world’s governments to understand adequately how their actions and policies are impacting the planet’s species and ecosystems, more investment is needed in the set of biodiversity indicators that has been developed to measure these impacts...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
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“This workshop is a vital opportunity for key decision-makers, practitioners and community leaders to share information regarding how to reduce the impact of disasters and to build safer communities,” reporters were told....
The Thaiger
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Specialists studying the likelihood of population movements due to climate change effects offer widely divergent predictions. But most agree policymakers must understand that migration is a vital coping mechanism for at-risk populations and must do more to help destination hubs prepare...
The New Humanitarian

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