CRJ issue 10:3 out now
A preview of the next issue of Crisis Response Journal: Terrorism & Security; Disasters & Urban Resilience; Big Data & Cyber Security; Civil-Military Co-operation, and more...
Bringing light and energy to people in need
WakaWaka has recently adopted a buy-one-give-one model: for every Power+ portable charger WakaWaka sells, the company sends one to people without access to electricity in places like Sierra Leone, Siberia, and refugee camps in Syria
Communication for difficult-to-reach areas
A new communication platform, called Beartooth, provides: “Communication when you need it most.” The platform enables communication on mobile devices even if the cellular or WiFi network is unavailable, failed or congested
Migrant crisis: EU quota plan to take 20,000 refugees
The European Commission has unveiled a new blueprint for dealing with the EU's migration crisis, including a controversial plan for national quotas
South Africa: Two out of three major Cape fires started deliberately
According to a forensic investigation report, two of the three fires that ravaged the Cape Peninsula in March this year (see CRJ 10:3) were deliberately started, while a third was probably started accidentally by vagrants
Drones that could stop drowning
A device developed by high school students could provide lifeguards with another tool to help swimmers in distress. The device, which is attached to a drone, can hold and release lifebelts.
Internally displaced persons still struggling five years after Pakistan floods
In this regular blog, researched and commissioned by CRJ’s Pakistan correspondent Luavut Zahid, freelance environmental writer Amar Guriro describes the continued plight of former agricultural workers displaced by Pakistan’s ‘Super Flood’ of 2010
System stops bleeding from gunshot wounds in seconds
This device can seal gunshot injuries by injecting tablet-sized sponges into the wound; these expand after coming in contact with liquid, helping to block blood flow and providing a surface on which blood can begin clotting
Day 10 - SE & Central African Strategic Command Course, Rwanda
Final day of the course starts with a students structured debrief, identification of key learning and what it all means in the future.
Syria conflict: Aleppo civilians suffer 'unthinkable atrocities' and 'war crimes'
Civilians in Syria's second city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that government forces and many rebel groups are committing war crimes on a daily basis
MOAS and MSF rescue 369 people during this year's first rescue in Med
This weekend more than 6,000 people were rescued in several operations while crossing from Libya to Europe. Three-hundred-and-sixty-nine of those were rescued by the MY Phoenix, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership by MSF and MOAS
Weather: its impact on society, emergency planning and response
Editorial Advisory Panel Member Bill Peterson introduces his regular blog which will examine weather-related disasters, crisis preparedness and response
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