Last July, floods in Chitral, Pakistan affected over 350,000 people. Sadly, 40 people died and 80 were seriously injured. But unfortunately the impact on people´s lives does not end there. More than 8000 have lost their homes and are now living in tents. The bitterly cold winter has arrived. If the government does not take action, many lives will be lost from the flash floods that happened months ago.
Has the Philippines learnt from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013? Was the country prepared for Typhoon Koppu? Thousands of lives have been saved this time, compared to Haiyan, but individuals need to collaborate to reach a zero casualty target. And while the media praise the relatively low numbers of lives lost, there is little mention of the huge impact Koppu has brought on livelihoods.
Month 3 blog of the 365 disasters campaign: Can there be a flood in a village when there has been no rain? Yes! Lucy explores some of the examples that the 365 disasters campaign has reported that highlight that bad development is often the key factor in what are often wrongly called “natural” disasters. By Advocacy Coordinator Lucy Pearson. The 365 disasters campaign has been running for 3 months and the…
Month 2 blog of the 365 disasters campaign: Defining disasters is difficult, even contentious. But Marcus Oxley and Terry Gibson explore some common criteria to frame the definition of disasters by going back to basics and looking beyond mere language. By GNDR Communications Coordinator Jesús Cordero.
Month 1 blog of the 365 disasters campaign. A personal view of the way the press and authorities ignore those "everyday" disasters that happen every day across the world. By Jesús Cordero, GNDR Communications Coordinator.
Emem Edoho, President of the Children Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction Organization (CSDRRO) shares with GNDR members a report of the environmental hazards, degradation, air and water pollution in the oil producing communities of Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria and pleads for the adequate settlement of compensation to the victims of the oil spills of 2012 caused by negligence of major oil and gas producing companies in the area.
The Deputy-DRR of Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR), Sameera Noori, shares with GNDR the main 3 types of disasters that happen frequently in Afghanistan: landslides, avalanches and flash floods. Sameera sends a report together with spectacular photos.