Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An interim report submitted by a team of scientists to study landslides in Kozhikode revealed that the landslides were man-made though intense rains added to the woes.

This study analyses the outcomes of early actions implemented in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in 2017, evaluating how effective they were in mitigating the impact of severe drought on vulnerable pastoralist livelihoods and quantifying the benefits generated through acting early.

How do international and regional tools and services support disaster response in Asia-Pacific? Asia-Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region, so disaster management is a regional priority.

This report explores the links between disasters and conflict in Asia, with a view to supporting accelerated implementation of the Asia Regional Plan, Target E and the Sendai Framework. Just under half of all global disasters occurred in the Asia-Pacific region between 2000 and 2017.

Sources at state secretariat, Nabanna, said, they had a control room from where the chief minister would monitor the situation across the state.

NEW DELHI: Monsoon has just set in and more than 30 people have already died in floods in North East, 20 of them in Assam alone with over half a million marooned.

The three districts of Barak valley region — Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi — remained the worst affected with around 450 relief camps and relief distribution centres opened and around 1.6 lakh p

The 2017 Unbreakable report made the case that disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people. The Caribbean hurricane season of 2017 was a tragic illustration of this. Two category 5 hurricanes wreaked destruction on numerous small islands, causing severe damages on islands like Barbuda, Dominica, and Saint Martin.

Earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural hazards can have disastrous effects, causing massive losses and damages all over the world.

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