Tag: disaster

29th March 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Chernobyl Charity Walk

Can you walk 110 kilometres in 24 hours?  That’s the distance from the centre of Kyiv to the edge of the Chernobyl exclusion zone north of Kyiv. With the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster coming up at the end of April, a group of volunteers from the British and French embassies in Kyiv are […]

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8th December 2010

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by Greg Dorey


A little help from my friends: part 2

The harrowing media pictures of Hungary’s red sludge disaster are the past. The clear-up is underway, but other people’s problems have displaced the red sludge from the headlines. So what is life in the affected villages like now? And how is remediation work progressing? I was hoping to join a field trip to the site […]

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17th August 2010 Islamabad, Pakistan

by Adam Thomson

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

An exceptional disaster demands an exceptional response

The devastating floods across Pakistan over the last few weeks are completely heart-breaking.  Our sympathies and prayers go out to the families of those who have died, the families who have lost their homes and livelihoods, and the millions and millions of Pakistanis across the country whose lives have been shaken by this awful  disaster.  […]

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