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UN Conference Weighs Costs of Natural Disasters

As emergency assistance begins to arrive in cyclone devastated Vanuatu, an international conference on disaster risk reduction considered actions to assist threatened Pacific island nations in warding off future disasters. The conference in Japan is pressing for greater global attention to issues of development and climate change. The Asia Pacific community Sunday responded with offers of emergency assistance and medical aid to storm devastated Vanuatu, an archipelago of over 80...

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