Disasters

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  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Russia & India Report Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is ready to assist Europe in cleaning up after severe floods forced thousands to flee their homes across central Europe. The offer was voiced during a video link with the Brussels-based EU
  • Officials at Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water expressed concern this week that Iran’s Busheher nuclear reactor will have a negative impact on water in the Persian Gulf.
  • Environmental degradation lowers a country’s ability to adapt to the risk of natural disasters, thereby increasing that risk, according to the 2nd edition of the World Risk Report, released last week.
  • The European Union on October 3 released a new policy document that calls for greater cooperation between its emergency and development arms to increase countries’ resilience to disasters like drought, flood, and food insecurity.
  • 30 May 2012- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government announced this week that its central bank had not accepted the financial terms set by China’s Sinohyrdo Corp. for the contract to build the Bakhtiari Dam in southwestern Iran. Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran, thumbing its nose at U.S.-led economic sanctions, is to build the world’s tallest dam in the western province of Lorestan, with Chinese funding and expertise.  The 315-meter-high dam on the Bakhtiari River in the Zagros Mountains, a