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11 die in Philippines storm


August 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and over a million displaced as torrential rains caused flooding in large parts of Manila and nine provinces in northern and central ... Read more...

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Typhoon Saola claims 41 lives in Philippines


August 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) Typhoon Saola that hit the Philippines earlier in the week has killed at least 41 people, Xinhua reported Saturday.As many as 35 people were injured while ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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Strengthen disaster warning mechanism: Home secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Monday called for cutting down the delays in early warning for disasters to ensure prompt action at the grassroots to ... Read more...

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Death toll in Philippine jeepney accident reaches 11


May 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after an overloaded jeepney plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines on Sunday afternoon has risen to eleven, emergency officials said on Monday. ... Read more...

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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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World Bank lends Mexico $300 mn to counter fiscal risks


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 23 (IANS) The World Bank has announced a $300 million loan to Mexico to shield it from fiscal risks.The loan seeks "a more effective implementation of public ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines, killing at least 7


February 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by BNO News
TAYASAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the central Philippines on late Monday morning, destroying scores of buildings and generating a small tsunami, officials said. At least seven people were ... Read more...

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UN helps children in storm-hit Philippines


December 29th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has pledged to provide safe learning environments for children in the storm-ravaged cities of the Philippines. It will also give ... Read more...

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Toll in Philippines tropical storm rises to 1,236


December 25th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 25 (IANS) The toll in the Philippines tropical storm that hit Mindanao and the central region of Visayas 10 days ago, causing massive rains and flooding, rose to ... Read more...

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Philippines typhoon toll rises to 327


December 18th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 327 people have died and 274 are missing following Saturday's tropical storm in Philippines that caused flooding in Mindanao island and affected over 100,000 ... Read more...

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Empowering children to tackle natural disasters


December 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old, Rehmath and her friend Sabina, a Class 9 student, were in school in Ahmedabad in Gujarat when the massive earthquake hit the state in ... Read more...

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Swiss ambassador to visit Maharashtra villages


October 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss Ambassador Philippe Welti will visit villages in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district Tuesday and exchange views on adapting to climate change, an official statement said here.Welti will ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants early warning system for disasters


October 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the UN for an early warning system for natural disasters to reduce damages.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday asked the UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks UN help for early weather warning system


October 6th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday sought UN help for provision of early weather warning system for his country to pre-empt damage in any ... Read more...

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Philippines typhoon toll reaches 43


September 30th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 30 (IANS) The toll from typhoon Nesat in the Philippines rose to 43, Xinhua reported Friday. Thirty other people are still missing.Nesat made landfall in the northern province ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills 31 in Philippines


September 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 28 (IANS) Typhoon Nesat that exited the Philippines Wednesday left at least 31 people dead, displaced over 60,000 families and damaged infrastructure and crops worth over $22 million, ... Read more...

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Oxfam India rolls out three projects in Chhattisgarh


July 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 26 (IANS) Rights organisation Oxfam India said Tuesday it has taken up three projects in Chhattisgarh in partnership with local NGOs."Oxfam India is working with three NGOs in ... Read more...

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At least 11 missing as tropical storm ‘Falcon’ hits Philippines


June 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A tornado struck the central region of the Philippines, while a strong whirlwind hit Quezon City in the north, as tropical storm 'Falcon' brings heavy rainfall throughout ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for disaster preparedness


May 11th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) No country was immune to disasters, and better preparedness could be damage-proofing as well as life-saving during disasters, Xinhua quoted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as ... Read more...

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Pak can’t afford to risk its future by being ill-prepared for floods: UN


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan must spend millions of dollars on rebuilding areas devastated by the floods to avoid massive loss of life and jobs in future, a top United Nations official has ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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World Bank to provide $1.5 bn for rural roads in India


January 14th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The World Bank will provide $1.5 billion to help build 24,000 km of roads in economically backward and hilly areas across seven states of India. "These ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 40 in Philippines


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 12 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed and over one million displaced in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central and southern Philippines, officials said ... Read more...

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Risk management project for Andhra, Orissa approved


January 6th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Union Cabinet today approved National Risk Management Project for Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. According to an official press release it is estimated to cost about 1496 crore ... Read more...

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Ramachandran presides over conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Incheon


October 27th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran on Monday presided over the High Level Round Table-3 on Promoting Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate ... Read more...

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Disaster training for Mizoram teachers


October 20th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 20 (IANS) The Mizoram government is training teachers in disaster management to cope with natural tragedies.According to a senior official, the scheme was undertaken under a central government- UNDP Disaster ... Read more...

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Typhoon Megi makes landfall in Philippines with winds of 140 mph


October 18th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- At least one person was killed after Typhoon Megi, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/hr (140 mph), made landfall in the northern Philippine island of Luzon on ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to help India battle natural disasters


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $255 million assistance to India to help mitigate the risks and vulnerability of people to natural disasters. The first phase of India's National ... Read more...

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“Secondary disaster” concern as hurricane season approaches in Haiti


May 19th, 2010 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) – Concern for a “secondary disaster” in Haiti is rising, as hurricane season approaches, Word Vision said Tuesday.World Vision, an international Christian relief agency, expressed concern as the ... Read more...

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Cabinet enhances resource outlay for UNDP


April 8th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Home Ministry's proposal to enhance the resource outlay of Government of India - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The Cabinet enhanced ... Read more...

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‘Cross Regional Learning on Indigenous Knowledge on DRR’ to be held in Bangladesh


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies along with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, and with due support of Disaster Preparedness European Commission's Humanitarian Aid ... Read more...

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Quakes are decade’s worst disasters, says UN report


January 30th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 30 (ANI): A UN-backed report has revealed that almost 60 percent of the people killed by natural disasters in the past decade lost their lives in earthquakes, which makes quakes ... Read more...

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