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Floods affect 100,000 in Nepal

The monsoon has affected the entire nation of Nepal, but predominantly the plains. In some areas, rivers are flowing above the bridges and in many places highways are under water.

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Simon Reeve presents Practical Action Appeal

Adventurer, TV presenter and author Simon Reeve presented Practical Action’s latest charity appeal on Radio 4. The appeal focused on a sustainable energy project in Southern Africa.

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Practical Action wins top renewable energy prize

Practical Action has been awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of its pioneering approach to renewable energy and sustainability.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction #IDDR2017

International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around ...
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Better veterinary services in remote areas

The Livestock Epidemio Surveillance Programme for Eastern Sudan (LESP-ES) aims to establish effective  epidemio-surveillance and con...
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Coping disasters beyond the border : Nepal-India cross-border flood early warning system

Written by: Dinanath Bhandari, Buddhi Kumal, Lok Narayan Pokhrel and Kamal Tripathi


Saving lives from flood disasters b...
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Women in Malawi face giving birth in the dark

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