Natural catastrophes (Nat Cats)

The risk of volcanoes

Though rare events and to some extent predictable short term, volcanoes nonetheless present a grave risk to life and property in developing nations and major metropolitan centres alike, writes Tim Evershed

40 killed in Europe windstorm

Northern and western France and parts of Germany have been battered by a severe windstorm in the last 48 hours that has caused at least 40 deaths.

40 killed in Europe windstorm

Northern and western France and parts of Germany have been battered by a severe windstorm in the last 48 hours that has caused at least 40 deaths.

Haiti disaster costs mount

More than 180,000 people are feared dead after a massive earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti last month to the South-west of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

CCRIF pays $7.75m to Haiti

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has paid out $7.75m to the Government of Haiti following the Magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck close to Port-au-Prince on 12 January, causing damage of catastrophic proportions.

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