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Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Iris scan system provides cash lifeline to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Thanks to a partnership with Cairo Amman Bank, Jordan is the first country in the world to use iris scan technology to enable refugees to access their funds without the need for a bank card or PIN code.

CRJ welcomes Peter Holland to our Editorial Advisory Panel

CRJ welcomes Peter Holland to our Editorial Advisory Panel

New CRJ Advisory Panel Member Peter Holland, CBE, QFSM, FIFireE (Life), has been Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for the UK Government since January 2013

How mobile phones are increasingly vital in disaster relief, resilience and humanitarian aid

How mobile phones are increasingly vital in disaster relief, resilience and humanitarian aid

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a Mobile for Development infographic, visualising the growing ubiquity of the mobile phone in the developing world, and its uses in disaster relief and resilience

Test your extrication skills on brand new vehicles and win 35,000 Euros

Test your extrication skills on brand new vehicles and win 35,000 Euros

Holmatro is inviting extrication teams from all over the world to showcase their skills in realistic vehicle extrication scenarios by entering the 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge during Interschutz in June

One Billion Coalition initiative

One Billion Coalition initiative

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have launched an initiative to scale-up community and civic action on resilience: the ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’

News: Firefighter fatality in France

News: Firefighter fatality in France

It is with sadness that CRJ reports on the death in action of Parisian firefighter Lance-Corporal Aurélie Salel

2015 World civil defence day

2015 World civil defence day

Message of Dr Vladimir Kuvshinov Secretary-General of the International Civil Defence Organisation on the occasion of the 2015 2015 World civil defence day (1 March 2015)

UK charity work being hindered by banks' fear of breaching counter-terror legislation

UK charity work being hindered by banks' fear of breaching counter-terror legislation

A lack of guidance from the UK Government on how banks should respond to counter-terrorism legislation has resulted in overly risk averse actions being taken towards UK charities working in conflict zones, says a new report

Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

Top ten emerging technologies of 2015

Zero emission cars fuelled by hydrogen and computer chips that mimic the human brain are among the technological breakthroughs recognised as the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015, compiled by the WEF's Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies

Indonesia and the Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

Indonesia and the Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

The Indonesian and Dutch governments today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety on the North Coast of Java

Disaster Management and Resilience collaboration: Horizon 2020 Secure Societies

Disaster Management and Resilience collaboration: Horizon 2020 Secure Societies

Knowledge Transfer Network is hosting a workshop to explore the Disaster Management and Resilience theme in detail, with the aim of generating ideas and promoting networking

New Platform Partner for the 100 Resilient Cities Network

New Platform Partner for the 100 Resilient Cities Network

100RC announced today a new partnership with MWH Global, which will provide advisory and technical support services to improve water and wastewater systems and address other water-related risks in 100RC member cities.

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