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June 29th, 2012

This week’s top stories and reports:

  • Sustainable Architecture for India. Architectural sustainability is almost non-existent in Indian cities with an urgent need to  incorporate this practice in order to adress environmental degradation. 
  • Uganda landslide Death Toll climbs:  30 people killed and a dozen homes buried last monday. Officials warn of displacement if rain continues.
  • Rio’s call to action on disaster risk reduction. Urgent worldwide call for accelerated implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction agreed by all UN member States in the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
  • Indonesia made disaster risk reduction a national priority following the 2004 Asian tsunami and will host major conference on disasters in October.
  • Authorities warn of Flashfloods, landslides in Philippines. Heavy rains spawned by tropical storm “Dindo” could also trigger storm surge in coastal areas.
  • SELAVIP, an organization that funds humanitarian projects, is now calling for good proposals to help the poorest of poor find shelter in the cities of our developing world. For more information, please click here.

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