Project seeks to protect coastal districts from cyclones and flooding

Post-disaster relief and recovery operations seldom focus on women’s priorities regarding menstrual hygiene. There is an increasing awareness to incorporate inclusive, participatory, and gender-sensitive strategies for implementation of response programmes. This article presents empirical findings related to menstrual hygiene management (MHM), demonstrating it is integral to women’s privacy and safety during recovery. Using case studies from India, the 2012 Assam floods and 2013 Cyclone Phailin in Odisha, this article explores menstrual hygiene practices in a post-disaster context.

The Amazon is ready to burn. After an unusually dry rainy season, the southern section of the rainforest is heading into winter with the largest moisture deficit since 1998. This has set the stage for an unusually intense fire season, according to a forecast issued on 29 June that is based on sea-surface temperature trends in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has raised its 2016 humanitarian funding appeal to a record $21.6 billion from $19.7 billion, partly due to new disasters including a cyc

About 13% of households and 12.65% of the population in Bangladesh are under risk from disasters, which include floods, cyclones, drought, water-logging, landslides, and salinity, Bangladesh Bureau

Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms tore across northern Illinois on Thursday as part of a weather system forecast to threaten a swath from the Mississippi River to Ohio.

The Indian summer monsoon rainfall had a threedecade long alternate dry and wet epochs during about 150 years from 1840 to 1989. The dry epochs resulted in frequent drought monsoons affecting agriculture, power generation and the overall economy of the country. A high percentage of severe cyclones in the Bay of Bengal moved northwards during the dry epochs causing disasters in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Indian States of Odisha and West Bengal.

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HAIKOU, June 6 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and 11 others injured after a tornado hit Wenchang City in south China's Hainan on Sunday afternoon, local authorities said Monday.

The purpose of this document is to formulate guidelines for the preparation of plans to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives.

Tornadoes ripped through the U.S.