Natural Disasters Links for More Information

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  • by Anup Shah
  • This Page Created Wednesday, December 29, 2004

This is by no means a complete list of the organizations that are involved in reporting about natural disasters, on in aiding relief, rescue and rebuilding. Instead, here are some sample organizations. Please visit these to see links to additional resources and organizations.

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  1. News and up-to-date Information
  2. Relief, Aid, Rebuilding Organizations

News and up-to-date Information

The standard mainstream news organizations will typically provide a lot of information as natural disasters unfold. Some will be a bit too centric on impacts of people of their own country, while others may give a more rounded or different perspective:

Other development/poverty/social justice/global issues-oriented sites include:

  • United Nations News Centre3
  • OneWorld.net4

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Relief, Aid, Rebuilding Organizations

A sample of organizations and charities involved in bringing aid and relief to affected areas, and providing essential humanitarian and other services include:

  • Various UN organizations and projects:
    • World Food Programme5
    • World Health Organization6
    • Relef Web7, a Project of the UN and OCHA
    • UNICEF8
  • Oxfam International9
  • International Medical Corps10
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies11
  • International Rescue Committee12
  • Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)13

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Where next?

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Online Sources:

(Note that listed here are only those hyperlinks to other articles from other web sites or elsewhere on this web site. Other sources such as journal, books and magazines, are mentioned above in the original text. Please also note that links to external sites are beyond my control. They might become unavailable temporarily or permanently since you read this, depending on the policies of those sites, which I cannot unfortunately do anything about.)

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk
  2. http://www.cnn.com
  3. http://www.un.org/News/
  4. http://www.oneworld.net
  5. http://www.wfp.org/
  6. http://www.who.int/
  7. http://www.reliefweb.int
  8. http://www.unicef.org/
  9. http://www.oxfam.org
  10. http://www.imcworldwide.org
  11. http://www.ifrc.org/
  12. http://www.theirc.org/
  13. http://www.msf.org/

Author and Page Information

  • by Anup Shah
  • Created: Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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