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Natural disasters affected 66,000 in China in January
Natural disasters killed seven people and affected 66,000 in China last month, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
Japan overcame natural disasters to attract record-high visitors in 2018
Japan welcomed a record high of more than 300 million foreign visitors in 2018, despite a series of natural disasters that temporarily shut down major airports, raising hopes that government's goal of attracting 40 million tourists annually by 2020 can be achieved.
String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia
A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia.
Climate-related disasters cost nearly $400b in 2017
United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed has warned about the growing costs of climate-related disasters and pointed out that in 2017 alone the direct economic costs of predominantly climate-related disasters were estimated at nearly $400 billion.
UN urges protection for children in conflicts and disasters
Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable, the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) in warning on the World Day Against Child Labour, making a strong call for an end to the scourge, especially as children trapped in crisis risk falling prey to trafficking or being forced into hazardous work.
IRCS provides training on how to deal with natural disasters
Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is implementing Khadem Scheme to train all Iranian families on ways to respond to natural disasters, said the deputy head of the society.
Climate-linked disasters can increase risk of armed conflict
Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, according to research that shows a quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries were preceded by extreme weather.
Aid agencies neglect older people in wars, disasters
Aid agencies and donors must address the chronic neglect of millions of older people affected by wars and natural disasters when they meet this month for the world's first humanitarian summit, a charity said.
Weather disasters double in recent decades
The UN on Monday detailed a doubling in weather-related disasters over the last three decades, a week before nearly 140 world leaders gather in terror-struck Paris to thrash out a crucial climate pact.
Poll: Most Americans say US is not prepared for natural disasters
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina struck the US, nearly half of Americans still think the country has not learned lessons from the devastating storm and is not better prepared for future natural disasters, according to a new survey.
New UN report tracks natural disasters over past 45 years
About 88 percent of the people affected by natural disasters worldwide in the past 45 years live in the Asia and Pacific region. Within the same span, the region has lost two million lives and $1.15 trillion, accounting for 56.6 and 41 percent of global disaster impacts respectively.
Women’s role crucial during disasters
UNFPA's Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin will be leading a high-level UNFPA delegation to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, during March 14-18.
Confab on youth role after disasters underway
An international conference themed “Role of Youth in Protecting Health After Natural Disasters” is being held in Tehran from March 1-2, said the head of Youth Organization of Iran’s Red Crescent Society.
Call for tackling migration  driven by climate change
Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.
Only 8% of Iranians prepared for disasters
The preparedness of Iranian families in facing natural disasters is only eight percent, said Dr. Ali Ardalan, caretaker of the Health Ministry's Office for Reducing Risk of Natural Disasters.

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