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The reinforced safer harbour will provide refuge for up to 400 boats in the event of a natural hazard...
Viet Nam News, Vietnam News Agency
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The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports on the challenges ahead for the National Emergency Management Agency to implement the disaster prevention act implemented in 1998...
Chosun Ilbo
A new disaster museum could explain to the general public the causes and effects of natural calamities, through a better understanding of the human component of any catastrophic event....
China Daily
photo by Benny Hidayat with permission
A view from the reinsurance industry on the rising impact of natural hazard related disasters and how it is driving up the cost of disaster relief and reconstruction for the public sector....
Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re)
Adaptation to climate change is fundamental to reduce risk and enhance the resilience of the societies, particularly in countries such as Bangladesh, where the population is heavily exposed to natural hazards....
New Nation, the - Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited
'Local governments must carry out a thorough quality check on the public facilities from kindergartens to universities', says a note from the Ministry of Education ....
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Storm-surge early warning system, public awareness and disaster preparedness measures help reduce the effects of cyclones, such as Nargis, that hit Myanmar on 2 May....
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
$14.6 billion fund announced to enhance climate change adaptation capacity, and to reduce damage and dislocation from climate-related disasters....
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Bahrain announced that it will sponsor the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (2009), an international accord to coordinate world effort on disaster risk reduction...
Bahrain News Agency
'It is an undeniable fact that if nothing is done towards building a culture of disaster risk reduction in our society we shall sadly be visited by disaster time and time again', said Adwoa Kluvitse, country director of ActionAid in Ghana...
Modern Ghana.com

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