Bilingual guidebook to help LGBT community in natural disasters

Jul 20, 2016

Bilingual guidebook to help LGBT community in natural disasters

A bilingual guideline designed for sexual minorities during times of natural disasters has been published in a bid to raise public awareness about problems they may face at emergency shelters. Titled “Rainbow Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Guide,” the leaflet, written in Japanese and ...

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south ...

May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, ...