disaster relief News

  • Waterlogic supports Chinese disaster relief

    Upon learning of the recent earthquake crisis in China on May 12th, Waterlogic, manufacturer and distributor of superior point-of-use water purifying and dispensing systems was quick to respond, gathering significant donations to aid the victims of the devastating natural disaster. Across several Waterlogic Group companies and generous personal employee donations, approximately $15,000 was ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Plastic sheeting helps for disaster relief

    Plastic Sheeting has been in demand to help out with temporary shelters around the world for years. When countries are ravaged by earthquakes, floods, fires and tsunamis, relief organizations reach for plastic sheeting. A variety of plastic sheeting types can be used depending on the elements. String/scrim ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Disaster relief seeds `should be more diverse`

    African farmers who lose their seeds in floods and droughts could restore their crop biodiversity quicker by trading local seed varieties at markets and through informal social links than by receiving seeds from aid agencies, a study suggests. The genetic diversity of crops allows plant populations to adapt to changing environments and provides the raw materials for crop improvement programmes. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Portable power and temperature control for disaster relief

    When disasters occur, the first thing with which most people are concerned is life. We seek to keep people alive by provide food, shelter, water, and medical supplies and attention as needed, depending upon the circumstances. Power loss during and after these events also leaves people at the mercy of temperatures, and this is an important detail to address once the ...

  • UNECE displays Disaster Relief Homes in the park of the Palais des Nations

    According to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, worldwide, disasters are more prevalent and have more devastating effects than ever before. This trend is expected to continue as a result of climate change, rapid urbanization and population growth. Compared to post-conflict preparation, there are few guidelines available to address issues related to the right to adequate ...

  • CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster Relief with DeconGel®

    Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • EMD Millipore Provides Disaster Relief to Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    Product donations help Water Missions International provide clean drinking water $10,000 grant supports local Red Cross relief efforts EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced it is providing product and monetary donations to assist those severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • HTI Water Filters Inside Portable Shelters for Disaster Relief in Mexico

    Hydration Technology Innovations, LLC (HTI), will be providing life-saving water filtration products to Eco Woolis of Mexico to be placed into portable shelters used for disaster ...

  • Asian floods complicate relief

    For four days, people in Nakhon Ratchasima province's Pak Thong Chai district's Boh Pla community, Thailand, have been doing their best to cope. With their houses practically submerged, many are trying to move to higher ground and are barely surviving on meagre donations of dry food and water. The death toll from floods caused by heavy rain in central Vietnam rose to 32 on Monday, with an unknown ...

  • Visa and leading humanitarian aid organizations partner to improve speed and efficiency of relief payments in times of disaster

    Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology leader, and the Cash Learning Partnership, a consortium of leading humanitarian aid organizations, today announced a new partnership aimed at making the distribution of money to individuals - or cash transfers - in disaster relief faster, more effective and more secure. Beginning with a focus project in the Philippines, the partnership will ...

  • Henry Schein disaster relief hotline stands ready to support dental, medical and animal health customers

    In light of recent tornados, thunderstorms and flooding in Tennessee, Mississippi and other states, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, reminds customers that its disaster relief hotline stands ready to assist dentists, physicians, veterinarians and healthcare facilities that may experience operational, ...

  • myEnergyPlatform.com, a Smart Grid Energy Solution Company, Slashes Rates on Infrastructure Consulting Services to Aid Disaster Relief

    Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October 2012 devastating portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. NYC was one of several Northeaster cities that suffered heavy damage and loss. In late October the storm’s surge flooded NYC streets, tunnels and subway lines, cutting power in and around the city. According to Archangel Energy Group (AEG), a NYC based smart grid energy company that owns and ...


    By PRWeb

  • 3 Phase Energy Systems Inc. (3PESI) Announces Launch of Revolutionary Mobile Energy Unit for Disaster Relief

    3PESI's Powersails™ is a cost-effective, mobile, renewable energy solution for victims of any natural disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy, where power and water supplies are lost. However, it is not necessary to wait for a disaster before using this revolutionary product. It also offers a long-term energy source for environmentally ...


    By PRWeb

  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Natural Disasters – Calamity is Not Inevitable

    A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe today launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative brings together insurers from around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NGWA urges support for Nepal relief

    Members of the global groundwater community have asked the National Ground Water Association what they may do to assist the stricken in Nepal, or elsewhere in the world where a natural disaster strikes. NGWA believes two organizations are good starting points. Both the United States Agency for ...

  • Forensic disaster investigations get underway

    One of the first countries to test a new approach to analysing natural disasters reported its initial findings at a major conference on disaster risk reduction in China last week (31 October–2 November). Japan used the Forensic Investigations of Disaster (FORIN) methodology, developed by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • No relief from constant nuclear headache

    A private consortium formed to deal with Europe’s most difficult nuclear waste at a site in Britain’s beautiful Lake District has been sacked by the British government because not sufficient progress has been made in making it safe. It is the latest setback for an industry that claims nuclear power is the low-carbon answer to climate change, but has not yet found a safe resting place ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Thompson Pump supports Haiti relief efforts

    Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., a full-service manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, is aiding disaster relief efforts in Haiti with company-wide monetary donations and supplies. The pumps are being made available to the U.S. government and its aid agencies, which are aiding in the relief effort on the Caribbean island. Donations have been ...


    By Thompson Pump

  • WRS Offers Donation to Provide Relief to Tornado Victims

    Tampa, Fla. – In response to the recent deadly tornados that hit Central Florida, WRS Infrastructure & Environment (WRS) today donated $1,500 to The Florida Disaster Recovery Fund. The money will assist victims for losses not covered by immediate recovery groups, insurance or government funding. “The struggle of many families impacted by these deadly storms has been tremendous,” Kathleen ...


    By WRScompass

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