Thursday, June 04, 2009
ASEAN-led humanitarian aid effort needed in Burma: "Bangkok (Mizzima) - Many international and regional aid officials are now suggesting using an ASEAN-led model for all future humanitarian assistance to Burma."
Warner warns of business failures on Cedar Rapids flood video | GazetteOnline.com - Cedar Rapids, Iowa City
Warner warns of business failures on Cedar Rapids flood video | GazetteOnline.com - Cedar Rapids, Iowa City: "It’s not your average fundraising video. Cedar Rapids Small Business Recovery created the video to spread the word that many of the reopened businesses among the 650-plus that flooded in June 2008 are in danager of failing without more help."
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Reuters AlertNet - A bicycle and a megaphone: saving lives in cyclone-prone Bangladesh: "Warnings to evacuate blasted from loudspeakers strung to palm trees and mosques as thousands of volunteers armed with megaphones, whistles and bicycles delivered coastal communities in Bangladesh the bad news - a cyclone was on its way."
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Disaster Relief Group Braces for Start of Hurricane Season: "June 1st marks the start of hurricane season for the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Experts predict as many as 14 serious storms this year. In preparation for these storms and the damage they can do, AmeriCares has stocked disaster aid in key areas prone to hurricanes."