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Dominica paves clear path to climate resiliency amid climate-related disasters

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Monday, September 26, 2022

After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.

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  • After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.
  • Taking to Twitter he stated, "The Commonwealth of Dominica stands in solidarity with Pakistan at this time of crisis.
  • Under this pillar, the government of Dominica strives to build a resilient infrastructure capable of withstanding natural disasters, including category five hurricanes.
  • The governments plan to strengthen food security, includes specific policies for the resiliency of the agriculture and fisheries industries.

Best’s Commentary: Losses From Super Typhoon Nanmadol Expected to be Manageable for Japan Insurers

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Given Super Typhoon Nanmadols reduced strength upon landfall and the parts of Japan affected, AM Best expects insured losses to be manageable for Japans non-life insurers.

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  • Given Super Typhoon Nanmadols reduced strength upon landfall and the parts of Japan affected, AM Best expects insured losses to be manageable for Japans non-life insurers.
  • In its Bests Commentary, Manageable Impact of Super Typhoon Nanmadol on Insured Losses, AM Best states that large insurers in Japan are well-capitalized and their comprehensive reinsurance programs will protect them from a significant impact on capital.
  • If insured losses are not high from the event, which mainly affected the agriculture-heavy island of Kyushu, the amount of losses passed to reinsurers may not be significant.
  • However, secondary perils such as hurricane-induced flooding, storm surges and landslides are not modeled to the same extent as primary perils, and loss creep was an issue for insurers after 2018s Typhoon Jebi.

Dominica paves clear path to climate resiliency amid climate-related disasters

Retrieved on: 
Monday, September 26, 2022

After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.

Key Points: 
  • After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.
  • Taking to Twitter he stated, "The Commonwealth of Dominica stands in solidarity with Pakistan at this time of crisis.
  • Under this pillar, the government of Dominica strives to build a resilient infrastructure capable of withstanding natural disasters, including category five hurricanes.
  • The governments plan to strengthen food security, includes specific policies for the resiliency of the agriculture and fisheries industries.

Dominica paves clear path to climate resiliency amid climate-related disasters

Retrieved on: 
Monday, September 26, 2022

After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.

Key Points: 
  • After Hurricane Maria left an estimated 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in Dominica in 2019, the small Caribbean Island of just 70,000 has been on a clear path to become the first climate-resilient nation by 2030.
  • Taking to Twitter he stated, "The Commonwealth of Dominica stands in solidarity with Pakistan at this time of crisis.
  • Under this pillar, the government of Dominica strives to build a resilient infrastructure capable of withstanding natural disasters, including category five hurricanes.
  • The governments plan to strengthen food security, includes specific policies for the resiliency of the agriculture and fisheries industries.

Verizon supports recovery efforts across communities in Puerto Rico

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Friday, September 23, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Verizon announced support for recovery efforts across Puerto Rico following the devastating impact of Hurricane Fiona.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Verizon announced support for recovery efforts across Puerto Rico following the devastating impact of Hurricane Fiona.
  • The company has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help assist disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Fiona caused disastrous flooding and has left a majority of communities without power or water.
  • Verizon stands ready to support first responders, our customers and employees impacted by this catastrophic hurricane, said Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon.
  • Verizon customers can help the American Red Cross in their disaster relief efforts through mobile giving, which will be added to their Verizon Wireless bill and donated to American Red Cross upon confirmation of the billing zip code.

International Disability Alliance's statement on the situation of persons with disabilities affected by floods in Pakistan

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Friday, September 23, 2022

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is expressing its deepest sympathy to the people of Pakistan, in particular persons with disabilities and their families, who have been affected by the recent floods and landslides. We call on the government of Pakistan, the United Nations, the international humanitarian community, and donor agencies to ensure maximum inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response. Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation, and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Key Points: 
  • Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  • GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is expressing its deepest sympathy to the people of Pakistan, in particular persons with disabilities and their families, who have been affected by the recent floods and landslides.
  • We call on the government of Pakistan, the United Nations, the international humanitarian community, and donor agencies to ensure maximum inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response.
  • Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation, and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

The Salvation Army Rapidly Expands Hurricane Fiona Relief Efforts

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As Puerto Rico continues to battle with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, The Salvation Army has already mobilized its national Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) network to provide mass feeding, sheltering, cleanup support, personal hygiene kits, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders. Since Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico, EDS's extensive network of highly trained disaster professionals and volunteers has been on the ground serving the community across the island. With over 7,200 centers of operation across the country and 10 in Puerto Rico alone, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to mobilize and serve communities before, during, and after a natural disaster strikes.

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  • Since Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico, EDS's extensive network of highly trained disaster professionals and volunteers has been on the ground serving the community across the island.
  • With over 7,200 centers of operation across the country and 10 in Puerto Rico alone, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to mobilize and serve communities before, during, and after a natural disaster strikes.
  • Hurricane Fiona has already caused an estimated $2 billion in economic damages and four confirmed deaths.
  • "The flooding, landslides, and damage to the power grid caused by Hurricane Fiona have a visible impact across the entire island," observed Bob Myers, the Emergency Disaster Services Director of The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory.

Canadian Red Cross launches Pakistan Floods Appeal

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Pakistan Floods Appeal to accept donations to help people affected by record-breaking monsoon rainfall in Pakistan.

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  • OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Pakistan Floods Appeal to accept donations to help people affected by record-breaking monsoon rainfall in Pakistan.
  • The Red Cross and the Red Crescent are working to coordinate emergency relief efforts and get help to people as quickly as possible.
  • Money raised for the Pakistan Floods Appeal will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent to provide relief, recovery, and resiliency activities in Pakistan in response to this disaster, as well as related and future disasters.
  • As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development Launches $15 Million Cash and In-Kind Intervention Campaign for Pakistan Flood Victims

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Unprecedented amounts of rainfall and severe flash floods in 116 out of 160 districts, with 72 declared severe disaster hit districts; have caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting over 33 million people.

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  • Unprecedented amounts of rainfall and severe flash floods in 116 out of 160 districts, with 72 declared severe disaster hit districts; have caused a catastrophic humanitarian crisis affecting over 33 million people.
  • Helping Hand for Relief and Development's (HHRD), a top 4-Star rated USA NGO also registered in Pakistan with the Ministry of Interior; has announced $15 Million Cash and In-Kind Intervention Short-&-Long-Term Campaign for Pakistan Floods Relief Efforts.
  • From July 14th till August 29th, 2022, HHRD has helped over 72,000 people in 21 Districts.
  • These immediate recuperation efforts continuing; and then long-term rehabilitation & settlement plans are also in place for affected families in the upcoming months & years.

AECA Solutions Is Using Drone Technology to Potentially Help Prevent Natural Disasters

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Through its series of fixed-wing Trinity F90+ drones (manufactured by Quantum Systems), AECA is working to help prevent natural disasters in Malaysia and beyond.

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  • Through its series of fixed-wing Trinity F90+ drones (manufactured by Quantum Systems), AECA is working to help prevent natural disasters in Malaysia and beyond.
  • For instance, AECA Solutions has applied its technology to aid the Search and Rescue (SAR) response to the Selangor landslide.
  • Furthermore, off the back of this LiDAR-produced data, AECA Solutions' in-house analysts can forecast the probability of future landslides.
  • Through the Trinity F90+ drone, and its integrated MicaSense Dual Camera System Payload, AECA Solutions has been able to capture multispectral images of the estuary.