Pakistan: The Road to COP21
Luavut Zahid says that Pakistan must find an effective and sustainable path, increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of communities and natural systems, as well as contributing to global mitigation targets by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
UK Counter Terrorism Awareness Week offers advice for businesses and the public
Set against the background of high security alerts across Europe and the lockdown in Brussels, Belgium, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) in the UK has been hosting a National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week
Paris attacks: Update
One-hundred-and-thirty people died in the attacks on Paris. At least 180 people were injured, including 99 who remain in a critical condition
Maintaining strategic co-ordination and response
Editorial Advisory Panel Member Robert McAlister is back in Sierra Leone to complete the Disaster Management Training Programme, which culminates in a national-level exercise
Water rescue exercise
Christo Motz describes an exercise to improve disaster preparedness and strengthen co-operation between professional and volunteer emergency services in the Hungarian-Romanian border region
Migrant rescue organisation to expand globally
Search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will launch a new rescue mission in the Aegean Sea where thousands of primarily Syrian refugees continue to cross every week from Turkey to Greece in unsafe vessels
Event preview: Spreading like wildfire
Joshua Potts looks at the ways that first responders can use drones in emergency operations, taking a peek as to what developments might be on the horizon
A new way to communicate location information
What3words’ addressing method has a number of benefits over existing systems. The system is universal across countries, is functional in other languages, and can be used to name locations even in the middle of the ocean
Music and sports help children recover from Nepal quake
This blog sheds light on the aftermath of the earthquake and its impact on children, and points out important techniques that other countries can use to help those who have suffered trauma
Encouraging innovation in first responder tech
More than a dozen firms are participating in the EMERGE accelerator this year. Their ideas range from a triage language translator, to a robotic environmental sensor ball, to a power-harvesting system for mobile devices
International call to stop violence and protect health-care
A joint statement signed by several international organisations, including the ICRC, IFRC and the World Medical Association, was issued today calling for an end to violence against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities
Ethiopia drought: The cost of a delayed response
Ethiopia is yet again facing a humanitarian crisis that looks set to devastate much of the country's population, says Courtenay Cabot Venton. Will the world stand by and watch history repeat itself?
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