Tag: disaster relief

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

UN-Habitat – What is Resilience?

UN-Habitat’s goal is to increase the resilience of cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crises. Find out what is UN-Habitat doing for resilience.

The inspiring story of a resilient Texas grocery chain running in the chaos of Hurricane Harvey

In Texas, a grocery chain is now inspiring memes. One goes like this: "State and federal resources are struggling to get into impacted areas. H.E.B. — outta the way, we're coming." Another adds: "I’ll see your FEMA and Red Cross and raise you my Texas grocery store chain." The images refer to the largest grocer ...

Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey: what we know so far

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, after swiftly gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h), making it the strongest hurricane to hit the US since the category 3 Wilma battered Florida in 2005. The ...

A new author joins The Resilience Post!

Exciting news! An expert joins us and will share its expertise on Emergency Management. Can you guess who it is? Tune in on Tuesday for identity reveal and his first post on The Resilience Post!

Canadian Forces sent to help deal with worsening flooding in Quebec

80 mm of rain expected between Friday and Saturday evening and water levels still rising Soldiers from the Canadian Forces are expected to be on the ground on Saturday, helping prevent damage from the relentless flooding in Quebec. Yesterday the province's Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said the province asked for and will receive assistance ...

High-end music festival turns into disaster area and mass chaos

This weekend was the inaugural Fyre Festival. It was supposed to be the Coachella of the Bahamas. It was supposed to be a VIP experience. Instead it was Millennial Armageddon. Tickets cost anywhere from $1,000 to $12,000 and promised a flight from Miami, activities like kayaking and yoga, and a stay in a geodesic dome. What ...