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Why Disaster Prevention Matters

A View from the United Nations | Posted 05.24.2017 | Impact
A View from the United Nations

By Robert Glasser* Fundamentally, you cannot have a disaster if there are no people involved. It is people who create disaster risk and it is people w...

Haiti And Why We Need More Women Managing Disaster Risk

A View from the United Nations | Posted 03.10.2017 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Kirsi Madi* Six months after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, we know that it made the situation of women and girls even more precarious. A Gove...

Les partenariats nous montrent le chemin

Michael Møller | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Michael Møller

Dans le climat actuel d'incertitude et de remise en question du système multilatéral, les dirigeants du monde entier ont adopté l'an dernier, avec ...

The G7 Meeting in Sendai: Mr Aso's PEF Project

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 05.23.2017 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

The sun has finally appeared, and the TV trucks are rolling out of this ancient hot springs town on the outskirts of Sendai, Japan. This was the location over the weekend of the G7 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers which, although civil, has ended with a lack of consensus.

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

Sustainability Begins in Sendai

A View from the United Nations | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
A View from the United Nations

Japan occupies a special place in the recent history of human development because of its early support for the idea that reducing disaster risk is essential if we are to make progress on sustainable development.

Sendai: A Tale of Natural Disaster, Resilience and Recovery

Christine Lagarde | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Christine Lagarde

Natural disasters, unfortunately, will always be with us. And the cost and number of people affected by disasters continues to rise. But this visit to Sendai is a valuable opportunity for me and the others who participated in the Sendai Dialogue to learn how we can strengthen our defenses.

U.S. Air Force Helping To Rebuild Sendai Airport

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.29.2011 | Travel

Located in the path of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan, Sendai Airport was hit hard, with runways covered in rubble and thousands of airplanes ...

Could a Sendai-Sized Quake Hit the US?

Jeff Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Wise

Should a magnitude 9.0 earthquake strike the Pacific Northwest tomorrow, the initial damage would in all likelihood be at least as bad as the devastation in Japan, and the aftermath far worse.

The Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: The Aftermath

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

This is part two of my reportage on the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, which began with my post, "Hawaii Tsunami, Again." To refresh your memor...

Japan Earthquake: Metal Band Black Veil Brides Urges Relief for Sendai

La Carmina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

Ashley Purdy and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides, outside the Hollywood Guitar Center. Photo by La Carmina. About the author: This exclusive intervie...

WATCH: Heroic Rescues From Japan Wreckage

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Grim details surrounding Friday's colossal earthquake and ferocious tsunami may be continuing to emerge, but so have some truly inspiring survival sto...

Brooklyn Bar Mitzvah Teen Pays it Forward All the way to Japan

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Linda Cronin-Gross

For those of you who do not know, every Bar or Bat Mitzvah child is obligated to undertake a project to do Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for "repairing the world."

Japan Temporarily Abandons Nuclear Plant Due To Radiation Concerns

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear power complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporar...

Japanese Government Warns Those Nearby Plant To Stay Indoors

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOMA, Japan -- Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tue...

William Alden

Japan Disaster Threatens Economic Recovery, Affects Economies Globally | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The disaster in Japan threatens to significantly impede the nation's economic recovery, perhaps spreading to other nations, say economists. The worst...

Japan Earthquake 2011: Battered Country Faces Threat Of Nuclear Meltdown As Death Toll Rises

AP/The Huffington Post | ERIC TALMADGE and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IWAKI, Japan - Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan's devastated coast Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made le...

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Japanese Man Broadcasts His Suicide On The Internet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Japanese man broadcast his own suicide live on the Internet after communicating with users who encouraged him to take his life, according to the Syd...