- 11 days of disaster alerts highlight
risks from quakes, floods, typhoons, tsunamis and volcanoes
- Convergence of migration into danger zones and climate change are increasing threats
BANGKOK: Today's massive quakes off the coasts of the Philippines and the Solomon Islands - coming on the back of a string of typhoons, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis - have shown how hundreds of millions of people living in the Asia-Pacific are at risk from major catastrophes.
The latest quakes measuring 7.8 and 7.3 struck this morning (Oct 8) between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands …
- Aid agency says disaster risk reduction
funding must be priority
- As second storm approaches Philippines, World Vision calls on nation's government to pass disaster risk reduction bill
- Disaster risk reduction helps world's poorest reduce vulnerabilities
World Vision, one of the world's leading emergency response agencies, says the recent series of disasters throughout Asia should be a wake-up call to the global community to fund efforts that reduce risk and save lives.
- Organization sending response team, coordinating
local efforts for concerned groups
- Samoan American relief worker to lead World Vision team deploying from Seattle
- Former NFL quarterback "Throwin' Samoan" Jack Thompson calls on Americans to help
Seattle, September 30, 2009-Christian relief group World Vision is coordinating a response to the massive 8.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck the islands of Samoa and American Samoa yesterday, killing at least 110 people.