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"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...
World Bank, the
World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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...
The New Humanitarian
2007 saw a marked increase in the number of floods compared with the average of the last seven years...according to figures released by CRED...
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
"This is why we should...respond to the coming crisis and further develop disaster preparedness activities,” said Peter Rees, Head of the International Federation Operations Support Department....
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
photo by Benny Hidayat
Tim Radford, member of the former UK committee for the international decade of natural disaster reduction comments on the global impact of environmental catastrophe...
Guardian, the (UK)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Tsunami operation: disaster preparedness, Indonesia
"West Sumatra is a supermarket for disasters, earthquakes and tsunamis," Gamawan Fauzi, governor of the province, said as he opened a two-day National Exhibition of Disaster Preparedness in Padang, the capital city, in December.
The New Humanitarian
Communicating Disasters cover image clip, a TVE Asia Pacific and UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok publication
Exploring how 'the power of conventional and new media can be harnessed to create more disaster resilient communities'...
Television for Education - Asia Pacific
Al Mamoon, ajonys[at]yahoo_com California, USA
Remembering the lives lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, a tsunami drill and test of the Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning Systems were held on 26 December 2007...
Indonesia - government
photo by Tony_Puerzer
Three years on from the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff are working with communities along the road to recovery...
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
photo by Pinot Dita
Red Cross Red Crescent and IRI partnership set to address urgent "need to incorporate climate information into disaster-risk reduction and decision making"...
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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