Hazards catalogue of Bangladesh and Oman: A first step in risk assessment

Hazards catalogue of Bangladesh and Oman: A first step in risk assessment By Edris Alam Introduction To develop a hazard catalogue, it requires collating recent and historical events from diverse sources, including written records, archaeological findings, and geological data (Alam…

Shine Light on an ADN’s Project: Avoidable Snakebite Deaths

Shine Light on an ADN’s Project: Avoidable Snakebite Deaths Dr Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett and Ms Lauren Macleod This year the Avoidable Deaths Network explored the feasibility and value of two novel networking models: the knowledge exchange network (KEN) model for…

Shine a Light on ADN’s Project: Junior Champions in Osaka Have Been Working on Avoiding Tsunami Deaths since 2013

Shine a Light on ADN’s Project: Junior Champions in Osaka Have Been Working on Avoiding Tsunami Deaths since 2013 By Hideyuki Shiroshita On the 12th of December 2023, Hama’s Junior Champions finished filming two films to reduce avoidable deaths from…

ADN Annual Report submitted to Institute of Environmental Futures

On 17 August 2023, Avoidable Deaths Network released its fourth Annual Report. We submitted our first Annual Report to the Institute for Environmental Futures. The Annual Report can be downloaded through this link: Download Annual Report 2022-2023

‘Gender and Technology’ at the World Anthropology Congress 2023

On 13 August 2023, Dr Madhulika Sahoo and Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett convened the panel ‘Gender and Technology’ at the World Anthropology Congress 2023 organised by KISS in Bhubaneswar, India. Four abstracts were received for this panel, and three speakers presented their…

The Turkey-Syria Earthquake: a Foucauldian case study of the degeneration of human life

By Anil Kaan Yildirim, PhD student at Leicester University:  Unlike many other crises, natural disasters like earthquakes can be prepared for through regulation and legislation i.e., safety standards in construction can be strictly controlled by authorities, or after-crisis management procedures…

Unveiling the Tragedy: Investigating the Causes and Consequences of a Devastating Train Accident

By Arkoneil Ghosh: The nation has been shaken by the recent train accident in Odisha’s Balasore. The train deviated from its intended route on Friday at 7 p.m. IST, departing from its journey that began in Kolkata on Friday afternoon…

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Avoidable Deaths Network

By Mr. Tom Caley and Dr. Madhulika Sahoo   On 8th March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) with this year’s campaign theme as #EmbraceEquity. The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity theme campaigns for gender equity; the latter understanding “equal opportunities are no longer enough”…

Avoidable Deaths of Migrants Attempting to Get to Europe by Sea

Avoidable Deaths of Migrants Attempting to Get to Europe by Sea By: Tony Moore Introduction At a Press Conference in April 2022, a spokesman for the United Nations Human Rights Council, the UN’s Refugee Agency, announced that more than 3,000…

Shine Light on an ADN’s Project: Regional Network for First Responders (RN4FR)

Shine Light on an ADN’s Project: Regional Network for First Responders (RN4FR) By: Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett and Steve Glovinsky A region as diverse and vulnerable as the Caribbean requires a continually vigilant, collaborative and coordinated approach to major disaster events.…

Deaths Due to Lightning in the Tribal Regions of Odisha, India

Deaths due to lightning in the tribal regions of Odisha, India By: Dr Madhulika Sahoo and Dr Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett Lightning strikes kill people. Lightning deaths are increasing at an alarming rate in India. According to the National Disaster Management…

Perspectives on Avoidable Deaths

Professor Alois Hirschmugl’s Perspective on Avoidable Deaths Professor Alois Hirschmugl is a Regular Officer, Trainer/Expert for international disaster management, and Technical Director of DMAT Consulting KG. DMAT is ADN’s Organisational Partner. Professor Alois Hirschmugl’s Interview Transcript Do you believe it…

Drowning Prevention – A Personal Story from my Village Runia, India

Drowning Prevention – A Personal Story from my Village Runia, India By Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett   The 25th of July is World Drowning Prevention Day. To highlight the tragic and profound impact of downing on families and communities and…

Risk, Crisis, Disaster and Development Management (RCDDM): Future Leader Programme

Risk, Crisis, Disaster and Development Management (RCDDM): Future Leader Programme By: Mrs Denise Corsel, Dr Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett, Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita and Dr Paul Reilly Introduction Disasters cause critically damaging human, social, financial, natural, and physical losses. In order to…

School Pupils in Osaka are Champions for Avoidable Deaths from Tsunamis

School Pupils in Osaka are Champions for Avoidable Deaths from Tsunamis By: Hideyuki Shiroshita The city of Izumiotsu, located in the central part of Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is a relatively small city with approximately 75,000 inhabitants. The city was once…

Avoidable Deaths Network On Air of Two Prominent Radios of Barbados

1 December 2021 LISTEN NOW ON SOUNDCLOUD Shayla Murrell – Interviewer Information Officer, Barbados Government Information Service   Daniel Mendez Avoidable Deaths Network Regional Coordinator – Caribbean   Krishna Clarke Avoidable Deaths Network Regional Coordinator – Caribbean   The Avoidable…

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Awarded

Two prestigious Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships awarded to two students Hanifa Sango from Kenya and Chifundo Katanga from Malawi have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships to allow them to pursue the MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (RCDM), while living…

First Milestone Achieved for the IPPF-Funded Project

First Milestone Achieved for the IPPF-Funded Project entitled “Developing a Protocol for Low-Budget Reproductive Health Kit during Disasters and Crises”. We are excited to announce that after months of systematic literature review of 47 sexual and reproductive health kits, 4…