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Retrofitting: A housing policy that saves lives

By |August 19th, 2016|

The Country Club of Pétionville was a shelter site where around 20,000 people were assembled after the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. Photo c European Union – Photo by ECHO/Susana Perez Diaz

Via PreventionWeb; By Luis Triveno

When a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster strikes a poor country, families too often suffer a double tragedy: the loss of loved […]

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UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative

By |December 1st, 2015|

UN Secretary-General’s Initiative Aims to Strengthen Climate Resilience of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries and People
 

Paris, 30 November—A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The new initiative will […]

Asia: USAID and NASA today launched ‘SERVIR-Mekong’

By |August 31st, 2015|

Date:31 Aug 2015
Source(s):Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America – gov; United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States of America – gov
Bangkok — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project […]