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12 Oct 2010 description

Improving the way scientists, NGOs and policy makers work together to address natural disasters will be the focus of a one-day conference at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday, 13th of October.

Over 150 experts from the UK 'disasters community' will explore how research, policy and humanitarian sectors can combine their experience, skills and expertise to reduce the widespread loss of life and economic damage caused by natural disasters such as floods, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

The event is part of the UK's contribution to the United Nations Day for …

12 Mar 2010 description

The crew of RFA Largs Bay has delivered critical aid to the Haitian municipality of Anse-à-Veau which, two months after the earthquake that devastated the country, is still inaccessible to land convoys.

Bay Class Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel Largs Bay, with members of 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, and other members of her embarked military force, are now three weeks into their aid mission.

Having delivered essential supplies at Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, the ship and her crew are now hard at work redistributing World Food Programme (WFP) food and …