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An era of disasters

In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 13 as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) to drive a globally collaborative effort for disaster risk reduction. Since…

Disasters and educational infrastructure – Part I

The frequency and intensity of natural disasters has alarmingly increased in recent years, predominantly due to climate change. Both developed and developing countries have been impacted alike. However, research that…

Natural Disaster, Social Catastrophe

Natural disaster, social catastrophe

Pakistan’s economy is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Pakistan, in 2016, stood at the fifth highest in the list of countries facing climate risk, according to the…

Disasters And Delivery

Disasters and delivery

The earthquake of October 26 inflicted heavy damages in terms of men and material. Government estimates put the number of dead at 268. Over 9,000 houses and commercial units were…

Fighting Floods – Naturally

Fighting floods – naturally

Yet again, Pakistan has been hit by floods. In 2010 Newsweek identified Pakistan as the world’s bravest nation for standing up to the floods – and rightly so. A colleague…