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Rains wreak havoc in south Indian state, 19 killed
Aug 06, 2013 The state govt of Kerala has decided to grant Rs two lakh as compensation to each of the families of those killed in rain- related incidents.
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A peaceful daybreak after a night of chaos in the eye of the cyclonic storm
Oct 14, 2013 Over 800,000 people were evacuated prior to the cyclone in Orissa, some even moved forcibly from their homes into cyclone shelters, writes Devendra Tak.
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Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local
Nov 14, 2014 Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs put the number of people dead between June and September due to floods and landslides at 265.
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Red Crescent assists Pak families hit by monsoon floods
Aug 23, 2013 The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has disaster preparedness stock pre-positioned in locations across Pakistan.
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Security fears hold back relief work in quake-hit Pakistan
Sep 30, 2013 The security situation is a concern for many international humanitarian agencies trying to help the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan.
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Community Radio is the best tool to raise disaster alarm
Mar 14, 2014 Community radio presents a platform for a two way platform for exchange of knowledge, said Dr Muzaffar Ahmed, Member of India’s National Disaster Management Authority
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Asia-Pacific disaster-related deaths rise 3-fold in 10 years
Dec 19, 2014 Some 28 upper-middle-income and high-income economies accounted for 85.5% of the total economic damage from natural disasters between 2004 and 2013.
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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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Disasters could push millions into poverty: Indonesia
Oct 26, 2012 Leaders from the most disaster-prone region of the world, unite around a call for an international agreement, on disaster risk reduction.
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Infra loopholes compound Nepal’s quake tragedy
Apr 30, 2015 Despite experts pointing out Kathmandu’s vulnerability to earthquakes, little was done to deal with an impending disaster like the one that struck Nepal last week.
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Int'l disaster response law makes headway in Myanmar
Oct 21, 2014 Legal issues in international disaster response are being given increasing visibility in Myanmar.
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IPU urges Parliaments to take action on disaster risk
Mar 25, 2014 The Resolution on Risk-Resilient Development urges governments to participate actively in the ongoing consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.
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Fresh rain in Uttarakhand disrupts relief work
Sep 04, 2013 The north Indian state of Uttarakhand received fresh showers on Friday making the administration issue an alert and advise people inhabiting banks of the Alaknanda to move to safer places.
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Earthquake kills 80, injures 80 in southwest Pakistan
Sep 25, 2013 The army has despatched 300 soldiers, rescue and medical teams and a helicopter to the worst-hit areas.
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Flood situation remains grim in India’s Uttar Pradesh
Jul 30, 2013 Flood affected people in the state are compelled to take refuge on the roads, river banks and in the relief camps.
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Human rights-based 'rules' issued for disaster hit Odisha
Oct 31, 2013 The Housing and Land Rights Network believes that the challenge before the government is to ensure that the human rights of the affected population are upheld.
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Need for better storm warnings in Sri Lanka
Jul 08, 2013 Sarath Lal Kumara, Assistant Director of Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre said that their department has been experimenting with issuing recorded warnings over the web.
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DRDO develops low-cost-bridges for disaster hit areas
Jul 18, 2014 The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
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Nineteen killed, 132 hurt as train derails in India
May 05, 2014 Nineteen people were killed and 132 others injured when the engine and four bogies of a passenger train derailed on Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Sunday.
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Lack of regional cooperation wreaks havoc in Nepal
Aug 01, 2013 Experts partly blame the lack of a regional information sharing system for the yearly loss of life and property in the Himalayan country.
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Severe dust storm kills 27 in north Indian state
Apr 18, 2014 The gusty winds, which were followed by showers, uprooted trees, electricity poles and hutments, causing severe damage to public and private property.
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Balochistan earthquake victims receive medical care
Oct 07, 2013 The Pakistan Red Crescent Society has delivered medical care and relief for survivors of the Balochistan earthquake.
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Geneva meet scripting plan for disaster management
May 22, 2013 Delegates from around the world are working on a strategy for more effective collaborative global action against the risk of disasters and the huge losses caused by them
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Mahakali rises, threatens lives in Nepal
Jul 23, 2014 Floods are a recurring phenomenon in Nepal that leave many people displaced every year.
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Reducing disaster risks through law
Oct 26, 2012 A strong legal framework can form the foundation of a truly effective national policy on disaster risk reduction, says Tessa Kelly, the Asia Pacific Disaster Law coordinator with the IFRC.
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FCI officials told to ensure food grain supply in flood-hit J-K
Sep 09, 2014 Senior officials from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will camp in Srinagar to ensure enough food grains in flood affected areas.
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Dealing with disasters in Asia-Pacific region
Oct 26, 2012 A new UN report at the opening of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk reduction says that disasters are taking a heavy toll on economic development in the Asia-Pacific region and prescribes a solution focused on preventing disaster events.
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Temple stampede kills 109 in Central Indian state
Oct 14, 2013 The mishap that took place near a temple was apparently caused by rumours that a bridge the people were crossing was about to collapse.
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Phailin triggers floods, lakhs stranded in East Indian state
Oct 15, 2013 More than 2,000 people, trapped in various places after the cyclone ravaged the east coast, have been rescued.
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Human efforts avert major disaster in Eastern India
Oct 14, 2013 Massive preparedness, speedy evacuation and almost accurate prediction of cyclone time and path helped avert a major tragedy cyclonic storm Phailin.
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