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Urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders-Commonwealth Secretary-General

It is an undisputable fact that Pacific islanders face an existential threat from climate change. To a far more immediate degree than people living...

InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate Attains More Funds

InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions An international initiative aimed at providing insurance to 400 million poor and...
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Report Says Natural Disasters Could Become More Destructive in Asia-Pacific

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according...
Sentinel-1a will play an important role in responding to natural disasters

Natural disasters cause losses in Vietnam in 2016

Natural disasters killed 248 people, injured 470 others and caused property losses of nearly 18,300 billion Vietnamese dong (820.6 million U.S. dollars) in 2016,...

Report Says Natural Disaster Is A Major Cause Of Poverty

A new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) reveals. "Severe climate shocks threaten to roll back...

World Humanitarian Day: Aid worker recounts experiences in South Sudan

Nothing is as fulfilling as doing humanitarian work; saving lives, alleviating suffering and restoring dignity and hope to people affected by disasters, either natural...

53 lives were lost to natural disasters in the month of April

The disasters included drought, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, gales and hail and caused about 3.6 billion yuan (about 550 million U.S. dollars) in direct...

Canadian troops test their cold-weather survival skills

The training is meant to maintain and sharpen the army's operational capabilities in austere Arctic environments. The troops will develop and test their advanced cold-weather...