Latest Disasters Stories

2010-09-29 09:45:00

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.

2010-08-31 12:35:00

Prepare Now Before Disaster Strikes WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disasters can strike quickly and without warning.

2010-08-18 11:15:00

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.

2010-06-07 12:00:00

The top UN humanitarian official said on Sunday that the possibilities of "mega-disasters" brought about by climate change are increasing.

2010-04-21 08:22:00

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.

2010-02-03 13:05:30

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.

2010-02-01 14:01:47

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.

2010-01-28 14:05:00

A UN-sponsored report finds that more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster.

2010-01-26 15:18:00

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.

2010-01-26 14:17:00

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.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.