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Myanmar: Livelihoods key to cyclone recovery
Feb 11, 2010 A report, released on 9th February, says that restoration of livelihoods is critical for the recovery of thousands who have survived the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. It urges aid and humanitarian support agencies to prioritise this along with successful health, nutrition and water interventions.
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Embankments crucial to protect the homeless
Feb 18, 2010 Aid agencies have urged the Bangladeshi government to speed up reconstruction of the coastal embankments destroyed by cyclone Aila by the end of March. Failing to repair the embankments on time would leave more than two lakh homeless people facing another monsoon in appalling conditions.
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Disaster tool kit for Nepal's administrators
Feb 26, 2010 In order to sensitise policy makers and strengthen policy framework on disaster risk reduction, a group of DRR stakeholders have produced a concise information tool kit, including maps, fact sheets, existing legislation on disaster management, policy documents and possible early warning strategies for dealing with floods.
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Local artisans learn to build safer homes
Mar 03, 2010 About 115 carpenters and masons from eastern Bhutan are being trained to build quake resistant homes under the Bhutan recovery and reconstruction plan funded by UNDP. Bhutan lies on a seismically active zone and the recurring aftershocks of last two quakes have put people and authorities on alert.
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India: Coke plant leaves farms dry
Apr 02, 2010 Since a Coca-Cola bottling plant opened up at Kala Dera in Rajasthan the water table in the semi-arid land has declined significantly, according to a study by India’s Central Ground Water Board. Farmers claim a disaster-like situation has been created, reducing their land to dust.
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Myanmar: Aid gap threatens cyclone recovery plan
May 03, 2010 Long term recovery and placing efforts in the cyclone hit areas of Myanmar are threatened by severe shortage of aid. Only one-third of the required aid for a three-year recovery plan had been received. The military government of Myanmar also continues to hinder efforts in providing humanitarian support.
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Pakistani villages at risk of submergence
May 13, 2010 At least 36 villages could be submerged along with crops if the trapped water in Attabad lake releases. The overflowing lake that was created after a landslide blocked the River Hunza in northern Pakistan in January has displaced more than 3,000 in late March and early April.
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India:"Mayapuri radiation incident is a wake up call"
May 21, 2010 Mayapuri area was declared risk free by Greenpeace after its review of the decontamination work done by the government authorities. The NGO urged the Government to be more transparent and methodical in its approach when dealing with a crisis of this nature which involves people’s safety.
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Apathy prolongs misery of Aila victims
May 25, 2010 One year has passed since Cyclone Aila struck the southwestern coast of Bangladesh. Careless work by the Water Development Board (WDB) and irregularities by contractors have left the damaged embankments unrepaired and exposed affected people to further vulnerability and a bleak future in the coming monsoon.
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Pakistan: Attabad Lake poses new threat of displacement
Jun 01, 2010 The rising water level of Attabad Lake in northern Pakistan has now reached on the verge of breaking its banks, triggering displacement and submergence of 16 villages of the area. According to National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan arrangements have been made to ensure relief to the 16 villages with a population of about twenty-five thousand.
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As flood water recedes, risk of epidemic looms
Jun 03, 2010 According to the health officials working in Sri Lanka, the risk of epidemics has increased substantially for nearly 13,000 flood displaced people living in temporary camps. An outbreak of infectious and water-borne diseases is likely in the coming days as water levels start receding in the Gampaha and Kalutara districts.
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Bangladesh: Rural radio to strengthen livelihoods
Jun 07, 2010 People living in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh and subjected to cyclones Sidr and Aila, will have a rural community radio to strengthen their information and communication system. According to FAO, this will enhance livelihoods in rural areas and will provide support in crop, fisheries and livestock sectors by broadcasting crucial information.
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One million tsunami survivors rehabilitated, says report
Dec 15, 2009 According to a report released by Save the Children, its relief and development initiative has helped around one million tsunami survivors across five countries reunite with their families and live healthy and productive lives. Thousands of children have been provided educational support and quality healthcare services.
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Tsunami survivors still homeless in Sri Lanka
Dec 22, 2009 Some 35,000 people had died and more than a million were displaced in Sri Lanka by the deadly waves of tsunami in December 2004. Five years later many survivors are still homeless.
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Sri Lanka: Child-friendly schools provide stability
Jan 04, 2010 Teachers know the importance of a stable school life for children suffering from psychosocial trauma. Five years after tsunami, new child-friendly schools, built with the support of UNICEF, are helping in providing stability in Sri Lanka.
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How aid can help promote workplace safety in Bangladesh
Jul 19, 2013 In the wake of the Rana Plaza industrial disater that claimed scores of garment workers’ lives, Bangladesh is close to implementing a groundbreaking deal that puts labour rights and occupational safety within reach.
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Next 30 years to see more frequent heat waves
Aug 26, 2013 More-severe summer heat waves will go from being essentially absent in the present day to covering around 3% of the global land surface, a new study says.
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Globe India to support rehabilitation effort in Uttarakhand
Aug 28, 2013 Globe India is cross-party group of legislatures, working to play critical role in guiding public policy on environment and sustainability issues.
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Linking culture and disaster
Sep 12, 2008 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Mountain Forum are organising a global e-conference on cultural vulnerability to natural hazards from September 22 to October 3, 2008. The focus will be on improving disaster management by locating risk and response in socio-cultural context.
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World Congress on Disaster Management
Sep 30, 2008 The first ever World Congress on Disaster Management will be held in Hyderabad, India from October 21 to 24, 2008. Organised by the Disaster Management, Infrastructure and Control Society, it aims to develop a holistic approach towards mitigation of increasing disasters, from natural and climate-related to industrial, nuclear and terror-related ones.
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Severe water crisis in Myanmar's cyclone-hit areas
May 20, 2009 A year after Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar, survivors continue to face severe water scarcity. Aid agencies say that the work of cleaning and repairing of ponds that serve as the main source of water has not been completed.
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Cyclone Aila hit areas fear disease outbreak
Jun 01, 2009 Fear of epidemic looms large across Bangladesh and India’s eastern coast after Cyclone Aila slammed the region last week. According to international NGO ActionAid, inundation and waterlogging in affected areas pose serious risk to the health of survivors living in cramped shelters.
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No water for Cyclone Aila victims in Bangladesh
Jun 03, 2009 Survivors of Cyclone Aila in southern Bangladesh are now faced with shortage of drinking water due to contamination of ponds, wells and tube wells. Relief assistance has yet to reach thousands of people on many of the islands.
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The tragedy of being Pakistan
Dec 16, 2010 Analysts note a disturbing sympathy gap in the international reporting and aid response to the floods in Pakistan when compared to the Haiti earthquake victims. The perception of Pakistan as a corrupt haven of extremists has prevented the usual outpouring of aid. The result; innocent victims continue to suffer.
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The nuclear effect
Mar 28, 2011 Even as quake-torn Japan witnesses a nuclear crisis, countries in neighbouring South Asia are yet to shift gears in their pro-nuclear plans. Journalist Navin Singh Khadka takes stock of what's happening in the region where few voices have questioned the nuclear safety and risks of the power plants.
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Unjust laws leave Fukushima to suffer
Mar 11, 2013 “This disaster rages on for more than 160,000 people who fled the radiation from the Fukushima meltdown and still cannot return home,” said Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International executive director.
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South Indian state to get 140 cyclone shelters
Apr 10, 2013 India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will construct these shelters in the coastal areas of South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Shrinking wetlands raise disaster risks in Bangladesh
Jun 19, 2012 Rapid urbanisation and the demise of wetlands around Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has made the city more vulnerable to flooding and other natural disasters. Recent reports reveal that around 52 per cent of the lowlands and 33 per cent of the water bodies around the city has been lost to urbanisation.
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Floods wreak havoc in Assam; 77 killed, over a lakh evacuated
Jul 02, 2012 The recent floods in Assam have affected 27 districts and a population of 21,06,280, according to government sources. The flood has left 77 people dead. Around 1,13,830 people have been evacuated so far.
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India: Assam flood situation worsens, death toll rises to 116
Jul 05, 2012 Though the relief and rescue operations in the flood ravaged State of Assam, situated in north-eastern India, are in full swing, the death toll continues to rise. According to official reports, around three lakh people have already taken shelter in the relief camps.
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