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21 Jan 2016 description

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 139, December 2015:

City, Child, and Resilience interact with each other but not always to move towards sustainable development. This issue explores some of the key issues around this.

24 Jun 2014 description

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

24 Feb 2014 description

How to address HFA2? There is no one way. HFA2 must be addressed by many in many ways.
As the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) enters its final phase, the consultations for a post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction are being finalized and synthesized to form a new framework. The result of these consultations has been the identification of certain key areas or themes that need to be focused at and addressed by this framework (or HFA 2). The following key areas have been identified for HFA 2 particularly for the Asia-Pacific region.

08 Jun 2011 description

Executive Summary


This evaluation report aims to draw out key lessons learned from an impact evaluation of a post-tsunami recovery project implemented by Aide et Action (AeA) and its local partner NGOs under the auspices of the European Commission in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, from January 2007 to September 2010. The project was funded by the European Commission (EC).

29 Jan 2005 description
  1. Immediately after the disaster the first requirement is large-scale shelters. Erection of any permanent or semi-permanent shelters is time-consuming, costly and difficult.

    2. Cheap greenhouses/net-houses might be an answer. They can provide immediate and cost-effective relief to homeless people.

    3. After 2001 Bhuj earthquake a number of experimental greenhouses were converted into shelters and have worked successfully. Two models of 10' x 12' (good for family of 6 to 7 people) were designed and set up. Later 5000 of these units were set up around Bachau.