Although two years have passed since the devastating cyclone Aila hit in the coastal regions, approximately 54,530 people from 10,906 households continue to love in makeshift huts on the embankment damaged by the cyclone, and outside the ring embankment.
Cyclone Aila hit the coastal area May 25, 2009.

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The Governing Council of Bangladesh Climate Resilience Fund has approved a $25 million project, the first from the Fund, for strengthening capability to face adverse impacts of climate change.

The state minister for environment and forests, Hasan Mahmud, disclosed this after the first meeting of BCCRF Governing Council at a press briefing at his ministry Thursday afternoon.

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In the tornado-torn rural stretches and cities of the South, the scope and size of a newly homeless population are beginning to sink in.

Shirley Baker, 54, lost her Tuscaloosa apartment in the storms and has moved in with her mother, but no one wants the situation to be long-term.

There are as yet no solid estimates of the number of people who need places to live, although it surely will be

Taking part in relief and rehabilitation work in flood-hit areas, FACES Pakistan - a non-profit and non-governmental organisation - has handed over 10 modern houses to affected families in tehsil Kandhkot of district Kashmor, officials of the organisation announced here on Sunday.

During a briefing at the FACES head office in Cavalry Ground, Syed Mubashir Ali, a board member of the organisation

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said the nearly 60,000 houses taken up under the ''Aasare'' scheme for the 2009 flood victims would be handed over to the beneficiaries by May this year.

Yeddyurappa said 70 per cent of the 59,212 houses, each on 30 ft by 50 ft site, would be handed over by March.

The World Bank has offered to Kosi flood relief beneficiaries an incentive that is expected to put the reconstruction process on fast track: rebuild your houses in six months and get toilets and solar lights worth Rs 7,300 free of cost.

The offer stands for 1,00,00 beneficiaries under the $259 million Bihar Kosi Recovery Project started in collaboration with Bihar government recently.

On the anniversary of Haiti's devastating quake, Nicholas Ambraseys and Roger Bilham calculate that 83% of all deaths from building collapse in earthquakes over the past 30 years occurred in countries that are anomalously corrupt.

Leh: They call it, Jhakzang, an auspicious day for moving into a new house. And across Solar camp, the biggest rehabilitation colony in Leh, men and women are carrying mattresses, mats and bags from canvas tents to their new homes.


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