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Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016

What happened this week?

Colombia. Deadly Colombia landslide engulfs highway near Medellin. A landslide on a major highway in Colombia has killed at least six people, officials said... Read more

Interesting Facts

New system could help save lives in an earthquake. Ocean Networks Canada recently installed early earthquake warning technology to help monitor earthquake activity off the coast of Vancouver Island. The first two sensors were installed roughly 200 kilometres west of Port Alberni... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

USAID announces $14 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Hurricane Matthew response.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced an additional $14 million in humanitarian assistance to further bolster the Government of Haiti's ongoing efforts to support communities affected by Hurricane Matthew... Read more 

New Urban Agenda to reduce disaster losses. The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, has welcomed the adoption of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda as “a significant contribution to focussing attention on the risks of rapid urbanisation and the importance of taking concrete measures to build cities in a way that reduces exposure to disasters and improves the quality of life for urban dwellers”... Read more 

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