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On the occasion of 'Africa Day' a statement was made by H.E. Jean Ping mentioning that a disaster risk reduction Strategy and Action Plan has been developed and adopted by the relevant organs of the AU....
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The congress, to be held in Manila, Philippines, in Oct 08 seeks to define the roles women can play in addressing the impacts of climate change and disaster risk reduction programs...
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The survivors of the 12 May earthquake in the Sichuan province reported mass migrations of thousands of frogs and toads just before the disaster....
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The trees would "fight storms, tidal surges, floods and droughts" in a "natural way" said the head of Government, Fakhruddin Ahmed in Dhaka on Saturday during the launch of the project.
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Scientists unveiled a hypothetical scenario describing how a magnitude 7.8 S. Californian earthquake would impact the region...
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Mr. Yasuo Fukuda called on Asia-Pacific nations to jointly build a network to better prepare for disasters and pandemics....
PAHO/WHO has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America...
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WMO stresses the urgent need for improving coordinated storm-surge advisory systems in the Gulf of Bengal and other parts of the world that at are risk of tropical cyclones...
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Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found....
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With the number of disasters that take place in India’s neighbouring countries, there is a great need for contingency planning on India’s part...