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Preparation makes the difference in natural disasters

In the first weeks after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, I remember meeting a young man called Anthony in a village called Manakudy, on the southern tip of Tamil Nadu in India. He was about 17 years old, and had lost both his father and sister to the deadly waves.

International humanitarian system must go from global to local

The international humanitarian response system will not cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless resources are built up closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters, warned international agency Oxfam today.

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