Natural disaster

Natural disaster

Five billion could struggle to access water in 2050: UN

The WMO stressed that over the last 20 years, the levels of water stored on land -- on the surface, in the subsurface, in snow and ice -- had dropped at a rate of one centimetre per year

Five billion could struggle to access water in 2050: UN

Protecting Teesta basin-greeneries emphasised to fight climate change, carbon emission

There is no other alternative to maintain the normal flow of water, prohibit river encroachment and thus protect the livelihood of the 2-crore people in the river catchment

Protecting Teesta basin-greeneries emphasised to fight climate change, carbon emission

UK commits £3.1m aid to minimise impact of disasters in Bangladesh, other countries

UK minister for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly has announced a package of new UK support including £1.8 million for "Start Funds" in Bangladesh and Nepal to help national and ...

UK commits £3.1m aid to minimise impact of disasters in Bangladesh, other countries

Seemingly unrelated crises share common roots, researchers say

Many everyday individual choices, like eating a chicken sandwich for lunch, have direct links to threats ranging from forest and species loss to climate change

The coastal area is seen flooded after the embankment is destroyed as the cyclone Amphan makes its landfall in Satkhira, Bangladesh on 21 May 2020.

Indian cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on disaster management

Indian cabinet has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in disaster management with Bangladesh

Indian cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on disaster management

Death toll in massive Haiti quake jumps to over 1,200

The death toll from Haiti's powerful earthquake jumped to over 1,200 on Sunday, as crews desperately dug through collapsed buildings for survivors in the Caribbean nation still reeling from its ...

Rubble from a destroyed wall lies outside the "Sacré coeur des Cayes" church in Les Cayes on 15 August, 2021, after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwest peninsula of the country.

Haiti searches for survivors after quake toll rises to 304

A 7.0-magnitude quake in January 2010 transformed much of Port-au-Prince and nearby cities into dusty ruins, killing more than 200,000 and injuring some 300,000 others

A view shows houses destroyed following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti on 14 August 2021

At least 40 killed in Turkey flood as search for missing continues

Drone footage by Reuters showed massive damage in the flood-hit Black Sea town of Bozkurt, where emergency workers were searching demolished buildings

At least 40 killed in Turkey flood as search for missing continues

Local administration not above accountability

Law makers are at loggerheads with the local administration for sidestepping them in various relief and rehabilitation programmes

Local administration not above accountability

Greece wildfires 'slowly coming under control': Mayor

Hundreds of firefighters were battling to control two massive wildfires in Greece on Wednesday, one raging for nine straight days that have left hundreds homeless and caused incalculable damage

Children pour water after a forest fire near in the village of Kastri on Evia (Euboea) island, on 10 August, 2021
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