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Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR)

The Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management is the Governmental institution that is concerned with risk reduction and emergency and disaster management.

UN-OCHA – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides an

Better disaster response through improvement of communication technologies

One of the major preventable causes for loss of lives during disasters is the failure of telecommunications infrastructure.

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Thu, 02/08/2012 - 14:44

UN-SPIDER July 2012 Updates

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Tue, 31/07/2012

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Esri and Microsoft partner up for disaster management

Esri and Microsoft have announced a cooperation alliance to assist public and private agencies and communities during disasters.

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Wed, 25/07/2012 - 09:56

Camera on board of ISS to provide post-disaster imagery

A remote-controlled Earth-observing camera system called ISERV (International Space Station SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System) will be launched to the International Space Stati

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Mon, 23/07/2012 - 14:02

63 countries renew commitment to disaster risk reduction

The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, organized by Japan and the United Nations, concluded today, calling for increased investment in disaster preparedness and recovery.

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Thu, 05/07/2012 - 10:34

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link t

UN-SPIDER inaugurates international training course in India

On 9 April 2012 UN-SPIDER inaugurated the international training course “Space technology applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” organised at the Centre for Space Science Technology E

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Tue, 17/04/2012 - 08:38

Google Maps publishes new imagery of Japan's disaster areas

On the anniversary of the japanese earthquake and tsunami Google Maps published new satellite imagery of the affected areas.

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Tue, 13/03/2012 - 12:33