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Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

This ministry was established in 1952. It was reconstituted under the name of the Ministry of Relief, Resettlement and National Unity in 1957.

MapAction in Haiti

In a humanitarian crisis, relief agencies need rapid answers to questions about 'where'. Where are the greatest needs? Where are the gaps that need to be filled?

Guatemalan Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (CONRED)

Guatemala’s territory, due to its geographical, geological and tectonic conditions, is classified as one of the countries with a highest potential for multiple natural hazards.

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