News headlines for “Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster”, page 2

  1. JAPAN: Training Volunteers to Deal With Disasters

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Seven months after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, Japanese citizens and relief organisations are working to learn from the tragedy in order to mitigate the fatal impact of future natural calamities at home and abroad.

  2. JAPAN: Women Fight to Save Fukushima's Children

    Sunday, November 06, 2011

    Hundreds of Japanese women have been converging on the Japanese capital demanding better relief for some 30,000 children exposed to nuclear radiation by the Fukushima meltdown.

  3. ENVIRONMENT-THAILAND: 'Bangkok Ignored Warnings'

    Thursday, November 03, 2011

    This sinking mega-city’s eight million people are paying the price of ignoring warnings over many years concerning its climate vulnerability and the incapacity of its soggy foundations to handle flooding.

  4. THAILAND: Bangkok Braces for Month of Floods

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    As the Thai Airways flight descends into Suvarnabhumi International Airport, passengers pull out cameras to snap pictures of flood waters rising inexorably and predicted to inundate the capital city by the end of the week.

  5. JAPAN: Forests Provide Cover for Recovery

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    In the wake of the massive tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region in March, Japan has witnessed a sharp rise in wood imports for temporary housing units and other recovery projects.

  6. NEPAL: Quake Strategy Needs a Jolt

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Though Nepal was relatively unscathed by the earthquake that wreaked havoc in the adjacent areas of India this week, it showed up this Himalayan country’s inadequate disaster preparedness.

  7. PAKISTAN: Flood Relief by Caste, Creed

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    With just the clothes on their backs, Moora Sanafdhano, 68, and his family of nine waded through waist-deep flood waters swirling through their village of Allah Ditto Leghari, saving themselves in the nick of time.

  8. Fukushima Clouds Hiroshima Anniversary

    Thursday, August 04, 2011

    Matashichi Oishi, 78, a radiation victim from Bikini Atoll, the site of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in 1954, will make his annual lone visit this week to commemorate the Aug. 6 anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima 66 years ago.

  9. PAKISTAN: After the Flood, Green Homes

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Subhan Khatoon’s brand new home is nothing like the one that got washed away, along with all her worldly goods, in the 2010 monsoon floods that submerged a fifth of Pakistan and left 2,000 people dead.

  10. JAPAN: Aftershocks Hit Single Fathers

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    In a matter of minutes on Mar. 11, 33-year-old Hiroshi Yoshida became a widower and a single father, as the massive tsunami swept over his home in Rikuzentakata in northern Japan and took away his wife and younger son.

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