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Impending disaster

ADDRESSING the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing on April 26, Prime Minister Imran Khan identified climate change as a key challenge faced by developing countries,…

Resilience To Disaster

Resilience to disaster

Disasters lead to loss of lives, property and assets for the affected. Women, children, the poor, the elderly and those with disabilities are particularly vulnerable. The International Day for Disaster…

A Human-made Disaster

A human-made disaster

“Nearly seven years after the triple reactor meltdowns, this unique nuclear crisis is still underway,” Greenpeace International’s Shaun Burnie wrote in a blogpost last December. The word ‘unique’ is an…

The Coming Disaster

The coming disaster

With 2016 being the warmest year on record, the international community is concerned more than ever about our environmental future. Global warming is seen as arguably the greatest threat facing…

Disaster Reduction

Disaster reduction

Every year on October 13, the world observes the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. Pakistan has recently observed the 12th anniversary of the devastating October 8 earthquake and has…

Weapons Of Disaster

Weapons of disaster

The world watches as the natural disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake off Mexico wreak their devastation, waiting for their final tolls of death, destruction and devastation.…

Dealing With Disaster

Dealing with disaster

Carlos Flores, the former president of Honduras is reported to have expressed immense grief after his country was hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. He uttered these memorable and meaningful…

Disaster resilience

Pakistan is suffering from the devastating impacts of floods, earthquakes, cyclones, droughts and other natural disasters. We are experiencing an increase in the intensity and frequency of these events. German…