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Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how a disaster's impact on critical infrastructure would affect a city's social and economic fabric, a potential tool to help reduce the severity of impacts, manage the aftermath of catastrophe and fortify infrastructure against future disasters.
Prepare Now Before Disaster Strikes WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disasters can strike quickly and without warning.
SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that amongst all the natural disasters he has witnessed, he has never seen anything like the disaster that has occurred due to the floods in Pakistan.
The top UN humanitarian official said on Sunday that the possibilities of "mega-disasters" brought about by climate change are increasing.
Students compete in 5th annual contest to spread message that cash is the best way to help international disaster victims WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a year that has already seen several major international disasters, the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) announced today the winners of the 2010 PSAid: Public Service Announcements for International Disasters contest.
Despite the frightening regularity of humanitarian disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, international responses remain fragmented and must be improved, argue a group of trauma surgeons on bmj.com today.
Amid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
A UN-sponsored report finds that more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster.
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- In support of the people of Haiti following this week's devastation, 1800PREPARE.COM has committed 10% of its 2010 first quarter profits to help rebuild the country.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) has generously donated $615,000 to International Medical Corps as part of its commitment to donate $2 million to support Haiti relief efforts.
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