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Tragedy in Nepal
April 29, 2015

Tragedy in Nepal

By Vishal Arora
As the death toll from the earthquake rises, survivors struggle to put their lives back together.
In Nepal Earthquake's Aftermath, India and China Respond
April 27, 2015

In Nepal Earthquake's Aftermath, India and China Respond

By Ankit Panda
Both India and China have reacted swiftly to Nepal's calls for assistance after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.

Nepal Hit By Powerful 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake, Death Toll Approaches 900
April 25, 2015

Nepal Hit By Powerful 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake, Death Toll Approaches 900

By Stephen Groves
On Saturday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, doing considerable damage and claiming hundreds of lives.

Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
April 21, 2015

Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One

By Martin Lasater
The vulnerable Asia-Pacific needs broader engagement in disaster planning

200 Years Ago, Asia Saw the Greatest Volcanic Eruption in Human History
April 11, 2015

200 Years Ago, Asia Saw the Greatest Volcanic Eruption in Human History

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 was a spectacular natural event that affected the entire world.
Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
April 01, 2015

Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai

By Christopher Hobson
Japan hosts a disaster conference but doesn't incorporate the lessons of 2011.

4 Years Later, What Japan Can Teach the World About Disaster Preparedness
March 18, 2015

4 Years Later, What Japan Can Teach the World About Disaster Preparedness

By Mina Pollmann
While hosting a UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Japan shares hard lessons from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Getting Disaster Resilience Right
March 11, 2015

Getting Disaster Resilience Right

By Shamshad Akhtar
In a region prone to disasters, a major conference must draw on the lessons of the past.

Aceh Ten Years After the Tsunami
December 23, 2014

Aceh Ten Years After the Tsunami

By Sebastian Strangio
The region has made impressive progress on rebuilding infrastructure, but the mental scars remain.

What Can We Do to Tackle Disaster Risks in Small Island Developing States?
September 01, 2014

What Can We Do to Tackle Disaster Risks in Small Island Developing States?

By Tadateru Konoe
Vulnerable to natural disasters, small islands developing states need both local and global expertise.

Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
April 26, 2014

Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?

By Eileen Natuzzi
Eight years in, it is time to reassess the program, its strengths and its weaknesses.
A Point of Comparison
December 11, 2012

A Point of Comparison

Tim LaRocco offers his thoughts on Hurricane Sandy from Cambodia — a land also impacted by natural disaster.

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