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Earthquake Protection for Poor People's Houses

Adopting the sophisticated building regulations of the developed world in poor countries has ...

Rebuilding in the Aftermath of an Earthquake

Taking local construction practices, skills, and needs into account when creating new settlements ...

Seismic Resistant Retrofitting for Buildings

Earthquakes can be the single most devastating natural event, with many lives claimed due to ...

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I still can’t imagine it was an earthquake. The futsal match between Practical Action and Handicap International was running at full throttle and 1-1 was the result. My three and half years old daughter was cheering for Practical Action...

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The extent of the horrific devastation in Nepal caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake is being increasingly realised. At least 7,566 have died..

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