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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

India, China do joint drill amid rocky diplomatic ties

India and China carried out a first-of-its-kind joint army exercise in disputed Indian-held Kashmir on Wednesday amid diplomatic tussles over several issues, including China’s growing closeness to Pakistan and its stand on Kashmir.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Aid Agencies Rush to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims in Haiti

United Nations and international aid agencies are rushing to help tens of thousands of Haitians devastated by Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in recent history. More than 800 people reportedly have been killed, but that number is expected to rise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Louisiana National Guard Calls Up More Military Personnel to Fight Floods

The Louisiana National Guard has boosted measures to combat the disastrous floods by brining additional military forces to the affected area," the state adjutant general Glenn Curtis said in a news release.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Scores dead, millions affected as floods hit India

At least 52 people have been killed and tens of thousands evacuated as floods driven by torrential monsoon rains ravaged India's eastern states, according to officials and news reports.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

US President Barack Obama declares disaster as West Virginia floods death toll climbs to 24

The death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24 Saturday, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for some of the hardest-hit areas.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hollande to declare state of natural catastrophe in flooded parts of France

French President Francois Hollande announced on Thursday that he would declare a state of natural catastrophe in flood-hit areas, after at least nine people were killed in floods in his country and Germany.

Monday, May 16, 2016

El Niño Drought Leaves 28 Million Southern Africans Hungry

Nearly five million people in Zimbabwe - half of the country's rural population - will need assistance by next year as a result of the ongoing drought in southern Africa, the UN has said.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Russia ready to help Afghanistan, Pakistan deal with quake aftermaths

Russia’s emergencies ministry has offered its assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan hit by a devastating earthquake, the press service of the ministry told TASS on Monday.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Over 100 killed in flood, landslide caused by heavy rains in India

At least 100 people were killed in incidents caused by landslide, flood and rains in several states in India, mostly in the eastern state of West Bengal, said officials Sunday.  Over 100 killed in flood, landslide caused by heavy rains in India

Sunday, April 26, 2015

U.S. responds to powerful earthquake in Nepal with disaster response teams, one million dollars (White House)

The United States is dispatching a disaster response team to Nepal along with an initial 1 million U.S. dollars in aid after a massive earthquake struck the Asian country and parts of its neighboring states, said the White House in a statement Saturday.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lessons from Japan tsunami vital to new disaster risk reduction agreement, says UN official

 UN, 11 March 2015 – Three days before the opening of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the head of the United Nations office dedicated to dealing with the threat posed by disasters took part today in a ceremony of solemn remembrance in Tokyo for those who died in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heavy Flooding in Mozambique Kills Ten, Many Children Still Missing

The death toll includes seven people, who died when trying to cross the Licungo River in the Zambezia province, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals


UN, 17 September 2014 – A new United Nations-backed report launched today reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.
The report, Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters, conducted by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), shows that the risk of displacement due to disasters has more than doubled over the last four decades–largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations, particularly in vulnerable countries.

Monday, June 23, 2014

EU to mobilise additional support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina's post-disaster recovery

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 23 June 2014:

The European Commission will host a Donors' Conference in Brussels on 16 July to continue its help with the aftermath of the devastating floods in the Western Balkans and mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to deal with the consequences of this natural disaster. The conference will be co-organised with France and Slovenia.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Message from Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, to Rosen Plevneliev following the floods in Eastern Bulgaria

Message from Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, to Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria, following the floods in Eastern Bulgaria...

European Commission, Statement, Brussels, 20 June 2014:

“Dear Mr President,
I would like to express, on behalf of the European Commission and in my own name, my solidarity with the people and the authorities of your country in facing the losses in human lives and the dramatic consequences of the recent floods in eastern Bulgaria.

Bulgaria declares national mourning on June 23 as death toll in Varna floods rises

Even as Varna and other parts of Bulgaria struggled with the aftermath of torrential rain that has led to a number of deaths and serious damage, the government declared June 23 a day of national mourning to honour the memory of those who had died.

Recriminations also continued, with sharp exchanges among rival politicians about the handling of the situation while residents of Asparouhovo in Varna complained to reporters about a lack of organisation in responding to the flood crisis, exacerbated – they said – by poorly-built infrastructure.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EU aid for disaster-stricken countries to arrive faster, with less red tape. - Clearer and simpler rules for regional disasters


EU aid to EU and EU candidate countries hit by flooding or other natural disasters should be delivered faster and more efficiently thanks to EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) rule changes approved on Wednesday. These changes, already agreed with EU ministers, include extending the deadline for applying for natural disaster aid from 10 to 12 weeks, paying 10% of the aid in advance, and simplifying aid approval criteria for smaller, “regional”, disasters.

"The EUSF is one of the most visible and effective examples of EU solidarity. This reform will make the EU Solidarity Fund be an even more effective tool. It defines clearly, with a single criterion, when a region can obtain support from the fund.

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