Showing posts with label natural disasters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural disasters. Show all posts

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Two days of torrential rains kill 30 in Afghanistan

Over 30 people have been killed and hundreds of acres of farmland destroyed by two days of torrential rainfall in Afghanistan, an official said Sunday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Les catastrophes et désastres en 2015 ont causé 81 milliards de dommages

Les dégâts causés par les catastrophes survenues en 2015 dans le monde se sont élevés finalement à 92 milliards de dollars (environ 81 milliards d'euros). C'est plus que les 85 milliards (75 milliards d'euros) estimés en décembre dernier, selon la dernière étude Sigma du réassureur suisse Swiss Re publiée mercredi.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

China may see climate disasters due to El Niño. The current El Niño will gradually decay and end in May

China is likely to see severe climate disasters like floods or droughts in 2016 due to the worst El Niño phenomenon on record in the 20th century.

Monday, March 14, 2016

49 killed in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan

At least 49 people were killed and 80 others injured in separate accidents caused by the current spell of torrential rains in Pakistan over the last four days, the authorities said Monday, according to Xinhua Agency.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

Zimbabwe Declares ’State of Disaster’ over Drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

State of calamity declared in Philippines after storms

Heavy rains continue to pummel the Philippines, threatening to aggravate flooding that has prompted the government to declare a state of "national calamity".

Friday, December 11, 2015

Iran’s great drought

Iran may have made international headlines with the historic signing of the nuclear deal earlier this year, but the Islamic republic still has a huge challenge to deal with at home: a lack of water and a severe drought.

Monday, November 23, 2015

China's quake-prone Sichuan insures buildings against earthquakes

Quake-prone Sichuan Province in southwest China on Monday started a trial plan to insure buildings against earthquakes and related hazards.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Desperation grows as Afghan-Pakistan quake victims wait for aid

Earthquake survivors in Pakistan and Afghanistan emerged from a third night without shelter Thursday, as village leaders warned they had nothing to protect children from the freezing conditions while rescuers struggle to reach isolated communities.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Half mln killed in Asia-Pacific disasters in 2005-2014 (UN)

From 2005 to 2014, the Asia-Pacific region had 1,625 reported disaster events, leaving approximately 500,000 people dead, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Friday, October 16, 2015

UN refugee agency backs plan to boost protection for people fleeing disasters and climate change

UN, 16 October 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency has joined 110 nations to strengthen steps to protect people displaced across borders by disasters and climate change.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New York Governor Urges Residents to Prepare for Future Disasters

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to create an emergency plan that could be activated in case of a natural or man-made disaster.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Death toll from Myanmar's severe flooding rises to 96

Death toll from severe flooding in Myanmar has risen to 96, according to updated figures released by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Sunday.

Friday, July 24, 2015

EC allocates €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria in the wake of natural disasters

"Today the Commission decided to grant aid worth €16.2 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to Greece and Bulgaria following natural disasters that occurred in the winter of 2015. Greece suffered from wide-spread flooding affecting five of its regions, while considerable damage was caused in Bulgaria due to severe winter conditions.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

China: Natural disasters kill 123 in May. More than 518,000 residents were relocated...

Natural disasters left 123 people dead, 15 missing and affected more than 20 million people across China in May, according to government statistics.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

China urges reinforced measures against extreme weather

China's top transport watchdog urged stronger response measures against extreme weather after a ship carrying more than 450 people capsized while caught in a cyclone on the Yangtze River.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rescue nears completion in Colombia landslide disaster

Colombia's disaster response service said Wednesday search and rescue operations in the central municipality of Salgar are being wrapped up after a massive landslide hit the area and killed 83 people earlier this week.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response

UN,  28 April 2015 In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.

Monday, April 27, 2015

UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake

UN, 26 April 2015 – The United Nations relief wing said today that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

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