The Paradox of Similar Disaster Events Causing Different Impacts

The Paradox of Similar Disaster Events Causing Different Impacts: The Case of Tropical Cyclones Idai and Fani By: Samuel Akera It has become common knowledge that disaster often repeats itself. In the course of my professional life I have witnessed…

Reflections from the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland

Reflections from the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland By: Pamela Komujuni Every two years Members of the United Nations, including Governments, non-government stakeholders, the private sector, academia and civil society, gather together at the Global Platform…

Project – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters

October 2015 to July 2018 – Improving the Quality and Availability of Reproductive Health in Disasters in Belkuchi Upazila, Bangladesh The world is facing stronger and longer disasters, protracted complex emergencies, conflicts and epidemics. These humanitarian crises can expose weakness…

Supporting Victims of Overseas Terrorism: Advice for Local Areas

In the United Kingdom, the Home Office Victims of Terrorism Unit have developed an information pack, which outlines the support available to people who have been affected by the Sri Lanka terror attacks. All Local Resilience Forums across the country…

Book on ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’

Book on ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’ By: Nibedita Ray-Bennett   Ray-Bennett’s book ‘Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management’ , published in 2018, addresses one of the most pressing questions of…