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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Colombia orders protection for musdlide town
by Staff Writers
Bogota (AFP) April 9, 2017


Colombia's government on Sunday ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.

The March 31 torrent of earth killed 316 people including more than 100 children after three rivers flooded near the Amazon town, according to authorities.

Environment Minister Luis Alberto Murillo announced that the at-risk area where the Mocoa tragedy occurred will be declared "a total protection zone, which means that from now on no (industrial) activity can be carried out there," a government statement said.

El Tiempo newspaper earlier quoted Murillo as saying in an interview that "there was deforestation for farming and livestock without observing the required environmental protections and reserves."

The National Disaster Risk Management Unit said there were still more than 100 people missing and 4,500 homeless after the disaster.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New Armenian temple is beacon of hope for Yazidis
Aknalich, Armenia (AFP) April 7, 2017
A gleaming white structure topped with seven domes, set to be the world's biggest Yazidi temple, is being built in a tiny village in Armenia. Long persecuted, most recently by Islamic jihadists in Iraq, the Kurdish-speaking, religious minority hopes the new temple will prove a symbol of strength as it tries to preserve its unique blend of faiths. Yazidis, adherents of an ancient religion ... read more

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