Tag: Earthquake

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Nepal: Rebuilding After the Earthquake

United Nations - Nepal has a long way to go after the 2015 earthquake. Many children lost their parents – and their schools. Today, we look at how one village – and one family – is trying to rebuild. 21st Century: E...

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Ecuador: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured

United Nations - On 16th April 2016, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale struck the South American nation of Ecuador. Hundreds of people died, thousands remain unaccounted for, and hundreds ...

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Nepal: Thousands affected by Earthquake

United Nations - In April 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Southern Asia. Several UN agencies, including the World Food Programme and UNICEF, are on the ground to rapidly provide assistance...

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Robinson Crusoe Island: Ocean Sentinel (CTBTO)

United Nations - Robinson Crusoe Island – a place so remote that the famous novel by Daniel Defoe was inspired by its history. But the island’s modern-day role is far from fictional. Today it’s a crucial link in the ...

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Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

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Haiti: Hip-hop

A care centre in Port-au-Prince provides housing, hot food, and training to children separated from their parents. There, an enterprising group of 10 boys is using hip-hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild t...

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Haiti: UNFPA privides care for women after the earthquake

United Nations, New York, 7 December, 2010 - Haiti is still in dire need of help after January's massive earthquake. Among the organizations taking part in humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, the United Nations ...

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Haiti: Violence against women – The enemy within

United Nations, August 2010 - Worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates and impairs their ability to participate in the rebuilding or development of their countries. This has been the case in the after...

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Haitian Art: “Buried but not Dead”

United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Haiti's exuberant, brightly-coloured paintings have brought the island international fame. But did the devastating earthquake in January end all that, burying the artistic spirit a...

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Haiti: Food aid continues

United Nations, 10 March 2010 - Getting food and water to the survivors of the Haitian earthquake was one of the most difficult logistical operations humanitarian workers had ever encountered. With millions in need o...

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Haiti: Emergency medical care after the quake

United Nations, February 2010 - With 8 out of 11 hospitals destroyed and hundreds of thousands of injured in desperate need for help, emergency medical response after the Haiti earthquake turned into an example of int...

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Haiti: Search and rescue

United Nations, February 2010 - In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, local Haitians and teams of international experts worked desperately round-the-clock to pull survivors from the rubble. From the ruins of ...