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23 January 2023

An update on the landslide crisis at Joshimath

At Joshmath in India, 863 buildings are now showing signs of distress, of which 181 are considered to be unsafe.


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16 August 2010

The rapidly developing flood crisis in Pakistan: 16th August 2010

The flood crisis in Pakistan continues to develop with a surprising pace.  In an earlier post I suggested that this event might be Pakistan’s equivalent of Hurricane Katrina (i.e. a wake-up call for effective disaster management), but now it is starting to look more like the equivalent of the Haiti Earthquake – i.e. an event that is so catastrophic that the coping capacity of the state is exceeded.  There is …


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