'Bihar first state to draw disaster risk reduction road map'

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar's 100 days in office this time may be dismissed by his opponents as a period marked by rhetoric. But he deserves appreciation for his concern for the safety and security of the people of this state, which is often hit by disasters and fall under seismic zone."It...

OXFAM to provide relief in Chennai and Cuddalore

Outbreak of diarrhoea is a major concernPriority is to provide basic facilities like – food, water, shelter & sanitation materialsNew Delhi, December 3rd ,2015: Oxfam is sending its teams to the flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and their initial humanitarian support will...

Short term memory and Long term needs!

Earlier in June 2013, I was part of Oxfam’s emergency response operations in Uttarakhand. The state was hit by one of the worst disasters in 33 years, with thousands reported dead and missing and an unforgiving terrain that was unrelenting in creating obstacles day in and day out for months at end...