Cyclone Idai’s recent devastation was amplified by deforestation in the region. Mozambique took the hardest hit. The country has seen between 10 and 15 percent of its forests disappear amid illegal logging and charcoal production in the past 25 years. ...Read More
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Disaster preparationsIncreasing household preparedness for disasterPublished 2 April 2019Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves a...Read More
Cyclone Idai: UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as full extent of disaster continues to emerge
The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated $20 million on Wednesday to ensure aid reaches those most affected.The cyclone made landfall on Thursday night near Beira City, in central Mozambique, bringing heavy rains and flooding to ...Read More
By: Mark Leon Goldberg on March 19, 2019Cyclone Idai is one of the most destructive storms to hit this region of Africa in decades. The death toll is still unknown, but likely to be in the thousands. Hundreds of thousands of people in Zimbabwe, Malawi...Read More
The number of earthquakes, floods, typhoons and other ‘natural disasters’ was well below the 21st-century average last year, even though 10,000 people were killed and 60 million affected. But things may well change for the worse in 2019, wa...Read More