Natural Disasters


Nepal's other disaster: Its politics
Washington Post (blog)
The natural disaster, as many have noted, did not come out of nowhere. For decades, there have been studies showing how prone Nepal is to such temblors, but little was done to prepare for a quake of this magnitude. Experts point to the country's endemic ...

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Pc-Tablet Media

Paytm to match rupee to rupee for Nepal EarthQuake Relief
Pc-Tablet Media
The leading mobile wallet company, Paytm has taken a step forward to help the victims of Nepal Earthquake. Paytm has started an initiative where they allow users to donate funds for the natural disaster that happened in Nepal due to Earthquake though their ...

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Govt hikes relief amount for natural calamity victims' kin
Business Standard
The government has raised the quantum of compensation from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh for the next of kin of those killed in to natural calamities. The raised amount would be applicable for relatives of victims of the recent earthquakes. The government revised ...

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Times of San Diego

Beware of Disaster Fraud in Wake of Nepal Earthquake
Times of San Diego
The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts associated with the recent Nepal earthquake ...

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Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

REDD+ seminar in mitigating climate change.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
The Ministry of Agriculture and National Disaster Management along with key stakeholders has held a seminar to look at ways of mitigating the risk from climate change and natural disasters. Minister Natural Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu says climate ...



WSB Radio

Beware of scams when giving to Nepal relief funds
WSB Radio
Natural disasters bring out scam artists, and the devastating earthquake in Nepal is no different. WSB Consumer expert Clark Howard says beware! Within hours of any disaster, charity scams go into full swing. He says, "The American people are so generous ...

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Aid groups knew a Nepal earthquake would be a disaster. But they couldn't raise ...
Washington Post
In 2013, I interviewed Jo Scheuer, a United Nations official advising countries on natural disaster risk reduction. He'd been all over the world, surveying places vulnerable to floods, earthquakes and droughts, and I asked him what natural disaster scenario he ...

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ABC2 News

List: 10 deadliest natural disasters
ABC2 News
Poor infrastructure, large populations bases and bad timing have led to some of the most horrific natural disasters in recorded history. As the world works to help Nepal recover from devastating earthquake, here is a look back at some of the world's worst ...

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TIME

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Nepal Donations Really Help the Victims
TIME
Unfortunately, when it comes to natural disasters, making a difference can be more difficult than it might seem. Some forms of giving are more helpful to victims than others, and some charities are better at making sure your donations have a real impact.

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Facebook Inc (FB), Google Inc (GOOGL) & Natural Calamity Aid: How It Works
Insider Monkey (blog)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has done a lot of things with their platform to make money and generate revenues. But these tech giants are not doing everything for generating revenues. One best example is the Nepal ...

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