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In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
Current AffairsSustainability

Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.

Interview: In Typhoon Disaster Zone, Reporter Says Filipinos Will 'Soldier On'

Damage from Typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte, November 22, 2013. (Eric Jankstrom)
Sustainability

A New York-based Filipino journalist describes what it was like to interview her countrymen in the wake of the worst typhoon ever to hit the Philippines.

Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.
Policy

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.

Listen: High-Level Briefing on Philippines Typhoon Aftermath and Recovery

Typhoon victims wait to have a chance to board a flight to evacuate the area at Tacloban airport on November 14, 2013. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran moderated the teleconference featuring Jose Cuisia, John Negroponte, John Maisto and Anthony Nappi on Friday, November 15.

7.0 Quake Hits China's Sichuan Province

Rescuers sit on ruins of a house in Longmen township, close to the epicenter of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Early Saturday a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southwestern China. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

The Web Reacts: Earthquake Strikes Iran and Pakistan, Tremors Felt Around Asia

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iran earthquake shows a map of the affected area, near the country's border with Pakistan.
Multimedia

Earlier today a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck southeastern Iran. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Photos: Myanmar Earthquake Claims Several Lives, Takes Down a Bridge and a Buddha

A rescue boat works near a damaged bridge in Kyauk Myaung township in central Myanmar following a 6.8-magnitude quake on Nov. 11, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
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A photo gallery documents the aftermath of this past weekend's earthquake in northern Myanmar, which brought down a bridge, damaged a Buddhist pagoda, and claimed several lives.

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Video: There's a School on a Solar Panel-Powered Boat in Bangladesh? Yep!

A scene from the documentary
Multimedia

Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.

Video: Emperor's Speech Accompanies Unseen Footage of Japan Quake Zone

Haunting, evocative imagery from Japan's disaster area provides a context for the Emperor's address to the nation one year after the tsunami struck.