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13 Aug 2018 description

Amongst natural disasters, earthquakes are one of the most lethal kinds due to their unpredictable nature and devastating impact they can have in a matter of seconds. They can occur anywhere, at any time and impact differently depending on their magnitude, the season, the built environment, the time of day, causing a wide range of potential consequences on population. This make them a matter of political and humanitarian concern for health practitioners, policymakers and the hazard management community.

02 Jan 2014 description

This volume is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course 'Environment and Migration', taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between environmental change and migration flows. The best of these papers have been selected and edited, and are presented in this volume.

16 Jan 2012 description
report Swiss Re

17 January 2012, Zurich

Much of the world is still vastly underinsured against earthquake risk, study finds - Underinsurance often due to low risk awareness in earthquake-prone areas - Earthquake models should consider secondary-loss factors more comprehensively

22 Jul 2010 description
report European Commission

Summary: 22 July 2010, Brussels - WORKPAD, an EU-funded ICT research project, has developed software applications that allow emergency teams responding to natural disasters to coordinate and communicate with each other quickly and efficiently, helping to save more lives. Coordination and communication is especially important when emergency teams from many different agencies, civil authorities and NGOs are on the ground at the same time.

15 Mar 2010 description
report Voice of America

The only sound to be heard in the streets is the wind blowing through buildings that may never live again. Reconstruction in l'Aquila seems a hope that may never materialize. The rubble and debris from the deadly quake on April 6 of last year is still everywhere.

It has been nearly a year since a deadly earthquake devastated the Italian city of l'Aquila. The city center remains closed and residents have been unable to return to their homes.

10 Feb 2010 description

Initial loans totalling EUR 200 million for local firms

Today in Rome, in the presence of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Abruzzo Region signed two cooperation agreements designed to support the economic recovery of areas hit hard by last April's earthquake.

The two agreements concern the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and urban regeneration.

The EIB was represented by Vice-President Dario Scannapieco and the Abruzzo Region by President Giovanni Chiodi.

The EIB has already earmarked EUR 100 million for …

08 Jan 2010 description

Released: 1/8/2010 11:00:00 AM

Contact Information:

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

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09 Dec 2009 description

GLIDE EQ-2009-000072-ITA

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

11 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2010/135/SDN

ROME, November 11, 2009 - The World Bank and the Italian Civil Protection Department (CPD) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join efforts towards advancing the agenda of disaster risk reduction, sustainable recovery, and reconstruction in disaster-prone developing countries. The signing took place at the Civil Protection Command and Control Direction in L'Aquila, in a ceremony hosted by Mr.

28 Sep 2009 description

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - European researchers said on Monday they found the source of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people and destroyed a medieval Italian town in April and more quakes could come in the region.

They used remote sensing and other methods to trace the magnitude 6.3 quake to the Paganica fault, northeast of the town of L'Aquila.

09 Sep 2009 description

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Franco Frattini, the first Italian foreign minister ever to come to Estonia for an official visit, discussed Estonia-Italy co-operation opportunities regarding the restoration of historical monuments that were damaged in the fatal earthquake that struck Italy on 6 April of this year.

Foreign Minister Paet stated that Estonia will help to rebuild the historical and cultural monuments of the Abruzzo region.

27 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To increase the capacity of the International Federation to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

Programme summary:

During the first six months of the year, the DREF allocated a total of CHF 7,484,779 in 49 different allocations to 32 Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.

23 Jul 2009 description


Brussels, 23 July 2009 - The European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Pawe? Samecki, confirmed today the Commission's proposal to grant 493.7 million euros to Italy to help cope with the aftermath of the Abruzzi earthquake last April.

Mr Samecki, responsible for the Solidarity Fund, said that: " This is the greatest disaster for which the help of the EU's Solidarity Fund has been solicited since its creation in 2002. The scale of the earthquake, whose consequences continue to be borne by the local population, justifies commensurate support from the EU.

20 Jul 2009 description

Italie. Le séisme du 6 avril a fait 300 morts et 65.000 sinistrés. Une nouvelle équipe du Secours populaire est allée rencontrer les réfugiés avec l'association Arci, son partenaire italien.

Les trois quarts des maisons seront habitables dans un mois, affirmait le Premier ministre italien, le 19 avril... Des milliers de sinistrés vivent toujours sous les tentes. Les conditions sont bonnes, mais le retour dans les maisons en dur s'annonce long pour beaucoup.

"L'urgence est de sortir des camps"

De nombreuses familles restent traumatisées par la catastrophe.

08 Jul 2009 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Prime Minister of Japan, conveyed his sympathy to H.E. Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, for the earthquake disaster in L'Aquilia. Prime Minister Aso announced a decision of the government of Japan to cooperate for the reconstruction of L'Aquila in the following three areas.