Natural Disasters


台北時報

Thousands affected by flash flooding in Peru 秘魯豪雨成災數千民眾受困
台北時報
Intense rains in the Peruvian capital of Lima have brought a natural disaster to the area, causing flash floods on March 17 and affecting several thousand people. The floodwaters have turned streets into rivers, forcing emergency rescue personnel to ...

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ReliefWeb

ECHO Factsheet - Central Asia
ReliefWeb
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – the five republics in Central Asia – are particularly exposed to natural disasters such as landslides, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, droughts and glacier melt. Most of the natural ...

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Small Business Trends

LuminAID Goes from Shark Tank Funding to FedEx Win
Small Business Trends
But one natural disaster and the lights could go out. I remember being without power for five days after a hurricane and it seemed like we were suddenly back in the dark ages. An innovative device created by Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork called ...



ISRO Could Soon Predict Nearly Every Natural Calamity to Hit India, Saving Millions of Lives
The Better India (blog)
The premier organisation has been working on a number of initiatives that will collectively be able to forecast natural disasters in India. ISRO is currently carrying out studies to see how best it can utilise the information derived from satellites to ...



Oxfam America (press release) (blog)

Floods in Peru—'This is no natural disaster: It's a social one'
Oxfam America (press release) (blog)
Heavier rainfalls than usual and El Niño have been swift and unforgiving, but this is no natural disaster: it's a social one, reflecting the Peruvian state's inadequacy in properly preventing, adapting, and mitigating the impact of natural phenomena ...

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Wired.co.uk

MIT's 'flying building' assembles itself in mid-air and can be dropped into disaster zones
Wired.co.uk
Imagine a structure that is quick to assemble, easy to transport and offers shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Now, imagine one that can assemble itself in mid-air. This is the vision of a group of students from the Masters of Architecture ...



Ethiopia: Upgrading National Capacity to Withstand Natural Disaster
AllAfrica.com
The solution has to come primarily from those nations where such disasters occur. Hence, countries which are vulnerable to natural disaster such as drought, have to be prepared and develop an early warning system predicting such a condition in advance ...

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Centre funds natural disaster affected states
Bureaucracy Today
The Centre on Thursday after a holding meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) in New Delhi has granted Central assistance to ten states affected by flood, landslides, cloudburst, hailstorm, cyclones and drought (Kharif), Bureaucracy Today has learnt.

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Insurance for natural disasters
The Guardian, Belize
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is one the Caribbean and Central American regions' primary mechanisms of response in the event of a natural disaster. Having just celebrated its 10th anniversary in February, it is the first of ...

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The Tribune

Centre grants Rs 4979 cr to 10 disaster-hit states
The Tribune
A high-level committee headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sanctioned Rs4,979.97 crore as Central assistance to 10 states, including Himachal Pradesh, for being affected by natural disasters. The other states are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, ...

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