Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Hyderabad, India | AFP | Wednesday 5/27/2015 – 07:05 GMT More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless More...

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Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible

Fish vendors sit on the back of a truck, with active volcano Mount Gamalama in the background, at a market in Ternate, Indonesia, on March 6, 2015. The islands of Indonesia are prone to earthquakes because they More...

Nepal quake: 'Shangri-la' tourism takes heavy hit (+video)
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Nepal quake: ‘Shangri-la’ tourism takes heavy hit (+video)

KATHMANDU, NEPAL — Beyond killing more than 7,000 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal delivered a major blow to an already beleaguered tourism industry. From crumbled More...

Jakarta wants citizens involved in ‘every step’ of planning
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Jakarta wants citizens involved in ‘every step’ of planning

Indonesia’s capital city is starting to use digital tools to better involve citizens in decision making. FutureGov has interviewed Tuty Kusumawati (pictured), Head of Jakarta’s Regional Development Planning More...

How Bhuvan GIS tool was used in elections monitoring, disaster recovery
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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How Bhuvan GIS tool was used in elections monitoring, disaster recovery

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s geospatial tool has recently been used in disaster response and recovery, and general election monitoring. This year, it was used to monitor inputs and to measure impacts More...

By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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India: Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls

30 May 2014 “ Members of dominant castes are known to use sexual violence against Dalit women and girls as a political tool for punishment, humiliation and assertion of power. ” Divya Iyer, Amnesty International More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Australia Donates $2.7 Million To WFP To Help Build Resilience In Sindh

With this contribution, WFP will be able to assist 13,000 vulnerable families (80,000 people) through cash for work by engaging them in disaster risk reduction (DRR)/livelihood activities. The priority districts More...

90,000 refugees from Bhutan resettled
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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90,000 refugees from Bhutan resettled

A major landmark was reached today when the 90,000th refugee from Bhutan departed from Nepal on resettlement. Eleven-year-old Suman Tamang left Kathmandu for Toronto, Canada, accompanied by his parents and younger More...

Rana Plaza: one year on - UK aid to improve Bangladesh’s garment sector
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Rana Plaza: one year on – UK aid to improve Bangladesh’s garment sector

The garment sector is vital to poverty reduction and the economic empowerment of women in Bangladesh. It gives women opportunities to work outside the home, earn their own money, and help support their family, and More...

European Union and UNICEF join forces against child malnutrition in the Philippines
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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European Union and UNICEF join forces against child malnutrition in the Philippines

Natural disasters, an overreliance on rice and low levels of breastfeeding have left Filipino children among the most malnourished in the region.  Download this videoPOLANGUI, Philippines, 12 May 2014 – Mt. More...


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