natural disasters

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: International Day honours victims of religious-based violence, UN experts on Kashmir, environmental disasters in Asia-Pacific, animal protections, and UN chief on Burkina Faso

Thursday’s Daily Brief: New international day honouring victims of religious-based violence; Kashmir shutdown must be reversed; Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific; Giraffes fare well for protection, elephants not so much; UN chief condemns Burkina Faso violence

UN spotlights role of meteorological services to safeguard against disasters

Weather, climate and water services play a key role in improving human safety and protecting society against natural disasters, the United Nations stressed today as it marked World Meteorological Day.

Europe’s vulnerability to natural disasters quickly rising – UN agency

The number of natural hazards taking place in Europe increased significantly last year, the United Nations disaster risk reduction agency says, warning that the region’s governments need to implement prevention platforms to significantly reduce the danger they pose to their populations.