Pakistan’s Plan to Cut Disaster Risk Aims At a New Target: Schools

By Saleem Shaikh SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24  – When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock. “I passed out in a matter of seconds in the morning, seeing my school knocked

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Yemen: Stairwell Lessons

Students are struggling to learn in the war-torn city of Taiz BY Nasser Al Sakkaf Schools in one of Yemen’s largest cities, Taiz, are not empty. But they are not filled with students, either. Those that have not been completely destroyed by the conflict are now makeshift camps or barracks for Houthi rebels or resistance

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Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 100 people including its neighbors

Reuters 10/26/2015 KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 24 people while 76 were killed in neighboring Pakistan, officials said. The death toll could climb because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range area where the

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