Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Aug 17, 2017

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

Food aid is reaching thousands who survived a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Wednesday, two days after 400 people died and more than 3,000 were left homeless. Dozens of houses were buried as ...

Disaster-hit Fukushima village names rescue dog a PR ambassador

Aug 14, 2017

Disaster-hit Fukushima village names rescue dog a PR ambassador

A village affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has turned to an unlikely public relations ambassador with the appointment of a locally born search and rescue dog. The 6-year-old mixed-breed — named Jagaimo (potato) — will be tasked with promoting the Fukushima Prefecture village ...

Aug 7, 2017

Disaster agency urges municipalities to upgrade J-Alert receivers

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency is telling municipalities across the country to install enhanced receivers for the J-Alert warning system by the end of March 2019, it was learned Monday. The new receivers can relay information from the central government much faster than the ...

Flood kills 250,000 honeybees at Fukuoka apiary

Jul 25, 2017

Flood kills 250,000 honeybees at Fukuoka apiary

Heavy rain in the northern part of Kyushu earlier this month killed all 250,000 honeybees kept at an apiary in the city of Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture. Fujii Bee Farm, founded in 1909, is located in the city's Hishino district near the Chikugo River. Both its ...