CRJ Winter 2014, Volume 10, Issue 2
The winter edition of the CRJ has now gone to press. Take a look at the articles that are being published in this issue.
Migrants do not have to drown, says volunteer SAR organisation
Christopher Catrambrone says “I simply wanted to stop the deaths at sea while governments wrestled over solutions.”
News: UNEP offers contamination assessment of Bhopal disaster site to Government of India
In a significant development for the Bhopal Disaster case, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has offered to undertake a full evaluation of the spread of toxic waste at the derelict Union Carbide factory in Bhopal
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Legacy of War will cover topics such as long-term refugees, PTSD, disability, Agent Orange, UXO and landmines, rehabilitation of former child soldiers and sexual violence
Pakistan: Unfulfilled promises? Baloch earthquake victims still await help
Seventeen months after an earthquake devastated the district of Awaran in Balochistan, promises of reconstruction and assistance appear to have floundered, writes Adnan Aamir
News: New Health Care in Danger publication helps states to implement international law
The ICRC has released a new Health Care in Danger (HCiD) publication aimed at helping states to implement the aspects of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emergencies
CRJ preview: Enhanced situation awareness for complex disasters
The next issue of CRJ will be looking at a system combining the use of a Smart UAV, computer-based analysis and 3-D modeling to help first responders and incident commanders at complex disasters. Here’s a quick preview…
R&D: Digital Humanitarians
A new army of volunteers who respond to and help in natural and human-caused disasters without the fanfare and glitz involved with being a first responder: computer and digital network analysts
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Event: Is Europe's critical infrastructure prepared for an attack?
Ahead of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience event in the Netherlands this March, Neil Walker examines just how prepared Europe is for an attack on its critical infrastructure, and the possible effects should such an event take place
R&D: Pocket-size drones for reconnaissance and situational awareness
Whether it is a rescue mission during natural disaster or a major conflict, emergency and rescue personnel can always use an extra set of eyes to assess the situation safely from above. These tiny drones provide just that
R&D: Cities - the building technology revolution
Robert Ouellette explores how revolutions in building technology could contribute towards making cities resilient and anti fragile - in other words, truly MESHed
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