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    Disaster

    Peru to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    LIMA: Lima will host the World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathering renowned world experts on December 5- 6, 2016. Organized by the College of Engineers of Peru and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the said conference will contribute to disseminating experts’ experiences on disaster prevention. Close to 800 engineers —400 of… Continue Reading »

    Persons with Disabilities at Risk in Conflict, Disaster

    NEW YORK: Persons with disabilities face added risks of abandonment, neglect, and do not enjoy equal access to food, health care, and other assistance during conflict, displacement, and reconstruction, CBM, Handicap International, International Disability Alliance, Women’s Refugee Commission, and Human Rights Watch said today, ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23 and 24,… Continue Reading »

    Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction at Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and DRR

    HANOI: Between the 16th and 18th of May, the Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the second day of the conference, the Hanoi Disabled People’s Organization (DPO Hanoi) and the Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN) organized a side event on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.… Continue Reading »

    New Book Launched: Disability and Disaster: Exploration and Exchanges

    The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University has announced the release of the scholarly work, Disability and Disaster which includes disaster research to the expanding area of disability studies. This edited collection includes writings by international scholars as well as 19 chapters about individuals with disabilities affected by disaster across five different… Continue Reading »

    Red Cross offers disaster preparedness workshop

    The American Red Cross will offer a free disaster preparedness workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the Sutton Center Conference Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Project Prepare for an Inclusive Community will highlight training for seniors, individuals with developmental disabilities, caretakers and advocates. Workshop participants will adapt best practices in preparedness planning… Continue Reading »

    New research explains why disaster law lags behind

    While countries have been increasingly moving toward transnational legal norms in areas such as public health, financial stability, and health policy, a new book chapter by Penn Law professor Eric Feldman and his student Chelsea Fish L’16 argues that in the critical area of disaster management these transnational efforts have lagged far behind other fields.… Continue Reading »

    India to host Asia Partnership meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction next month

    NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UN-ISDR) will host the 2nd ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting in New Delhi on November 17-19, 2015. The main focus of the three-day IAP meeting will be to… Continue Reading »

    ‘Knowledge saves lives,’ UN stresses on International Day for Disaster Reduction

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction. “Traditional and indigenous knowledge is the indispensable information base for many societies seeking to live in harmony with nature and adapt to disruptive weather… Continue Reading »

    Engage Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction Planning: Legarda

    PHILIPPINES: In line with this year’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (July 17-23), Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to ensure that persons with disabilities are engaged in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) programs. Legarda said that aside from ensuring access to government services, persons with disabilities should also be… Continue Reading »