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20 March 2015 - 2:14pmHumanitarian crises are not often associated with developed countries. However, nature does not discriminate between developed and developing countries. The Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck Fukushima on 11 March 2011, is proof that even in a disaster-prepared country such as Japan, nature can...
19 March 2015 - 1:00pmRepresentatives from 187 UN Member States adopted the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda—a far-reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) that has seven targets and four priorities for action. The agreement was reached at the Third World Conference on Disaster...
17 June 2014 - 3:47pmDuring her recent visit to Myanmar, Ms Kang witnessed first-hand the suffering caused by the inter-communal violence in Rakhine State. This is an account of her visit and the people she met. Read her Remarks to the Press upon her return.
9 June 2014 - 9:55amWould you rebuild your home in an area that you knew was unsafe? Or would you move your family to safety, even if that meant losing your source of income? This is the dilemma that countless families who lost their homes to Typhoon Haiyan now face. Across the Typhoon Haiyan-affected corridor, over 1.1...