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Disasters affected 60m people in 2018

Some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, with earthquakes and tsunamis, claimed more lives than any other type of hazard, says a new study by the Centre for Research on the...

‘To Kuttanadu with love’ –Delhi students send educational materials to help flood affected students...

A truck full of educational materials collected by students from over 200 schools and colleges of Delhi-NCR was flagged off from Delhi today to be distributed in the flood affected schools in Kerala's Kuttanad. Collected under...

Invasive plant species are creeping into Kerala after the floods

by Haritha John, Mongabay Wild growth of invasive alien plants is an environmental issue in Kerala, intensified after the Kerala floods. Invasion by alien plants affects the survival of local species, damages soil quality and...

World Bank says it could lend $500m for Kerala

The World Bank has said that it is looking to extend support of up to $500 million to the Government of Kerala for its flood recovery efforts and to build greater resilience to future...

Daan Utsav: LFT conducts collection drive in Metro stations to help flood affected Kuttanadu

Celebrating Daan Utsav, Delhi based youth leadership movement Leaders For Tomorrow conducted collection drives in Metro stations in Delhi to help school children in Kuttanadu, one of the worst regions during the Kerala floods. People...

Expert body says inadequate capacity of Kerala’s largest lake added to floods

An analysis of the Central Water Commission has said that the inability of the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, to absorb much of the water drained into it during an unprecedented level of...

How businesses jumped into help in Kerala floods

By Shruty Yadav When Kerala faced massive floods, unprecedented in nearly a century, civil society, NGOs and state, national and foreign governments came for help. Through innovative ideas, cash and material donations, fundraising and offering of...

How they rebuilt after these 10 ravaging disasters

By Anjani Chadha 1. 2015 earthquake, Nepal The 2015 Nepal earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 killed nearly 9000 people, leaving almost 3.5 million people homeless. The Nepalese army launched the Operation Sankat Mochan to complete...

Extreme weather conditions in 2018 show the impact of climate change

By Nikita Raina The destructive floods which devastated Kerala, killing hundreds, displacing over a million and creating damages worth $3bn, was considered to be the worst disaster the South Indian State faced in hundred years. This...

Kerala Floods: Was it Anticipated by the Gadgil Committee ?

By Nandini Basak Kerala, known for its beautiful backwaters and greenery, was devastated due to severe flooding and heavy rainfall. Between June 1 and August 18, the state as a whole received 2344.84 mm of rain...