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23 Feb 2011 description

23 February 2011

At last week's Sussex Development Lecture, IDS Research Fellow Terry Cannon examined the concept that earthquakes don't kill people, poorly constructed buildings do.

Terry used this example to explain how a distinction between natural hazards (such as earthquakes, floods and cyclones) and unnatural disasters needs to be made, and that disasters need to be understood within the context of development.

12 Jan 2011 description

12 January - Markus Schultze-Kraft

There is increasing concern and evidence that Haiti's reconstruction process is faltering.