Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

39 people suffer injuries, says health minister A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province early Tuesday (24.4.18), injuring 39 people, according to a regional governor. The Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck at 3.34 a.m. (0034 GMT) at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). Speaking at a news conference … More Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday (24.4.18), urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing. The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the … More Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Vietnam’s Deputy PM Urges Readiness for Disaster Response

Some 1,768 natural disasters hit Vietnam by July 30, down 203 compared to the same period of last year. However, death toll and the number of people missing amounted to 511 and 145 respectively, up 42 and 45, respectively since the same period last year. Chairing a conference on evaluating natural disaster response in the … More Vietnam’s Deputy PM Urges Readiness for Disaster Response

Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters. Related investments will help Tajikistan—a country prone to floods, mudslides, and earthquakes, … More Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change