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CRJ issue 10:3 out soon

CRJ issue 10:3 out soon

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...

Engaging with local communities is essential for true city resilience

Engaging with local communities is essential for true city resilience

Built environment professionals should engage with local communities to help build city resilience, particularly in disaster and preparedness response, says Sir Brendan Gormley KCMG, MBE

British academics team with ICRC to improve physiotherapy care

British academics team with ICRC to improve physiotherapy care

Academics from the University of Teesside in the UK have been commissioned by the ICRC to develop, in collaboration with their physiotherapists, a set of standards that it can implement across over 100 physiotherapy projects it supports around the world

Data gathering and disaster response

Data gathering and disaster response

In a recent study, researchers propose crowdsourcing as a possible solution for an effective earthquake early warning (EEW)

MOAS calls for more assets to be deployed in Mediterranean

MOAS calls for more assets to be deployed in Mediterranean

Thousands more men, women and children will die in the coming weeks unless more rescue assets are immediately deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, according to search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)

Inspired by lotus leaves: How nanoparticle-coated mesh could help clear up oil spills

Inspired by lotus leaves: How nanoparticle-coated mesh could help clear up oil spills

The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University does not look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental clean-ups

Building disaster prevention into city design

Building disaster prevention into city design

Disaster prevention and response must be part and parcel of planning, designing and building cities, says Graham Saunders, Head, Shelter and Settlements, of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

South Africa: Paramedics robbed at gunpoint while treating patient

South Africa: Paramedics robbed at gunpoint while treating patient

Cape Town: In the early hours of Wednesday morning, March 25, 2015, three paramedics were held at gunpoint while trying to assist a five-year-old child, writes Hilary Phillips.

Volunteer chefs wanted for migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean

Volunteer chefs wanted for migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean

WANTED: Great chefs to brave the Mediterranean waters in exchange for an extraordinary life-saving adventure

Disaster response potential of Google's Project Loon

Disaster response potential of Google's Project Loon

A mobile network of balloons may be the ideal solution to these issues as well as providing direct communication to victims. Google’s Project Loon seeks to do this with a network of high altitude balloons equipped with wireless technology

An old foe rears its ugly head

An old foe rears its ugly head

Measles, a disease that once wreaked havoc killing 2.6 million people a year, was thought to have been brought under control...

R&D: Spherical rescue drone for chaotic environments

R&D: Spherical rescue drone for chaotic environments

A Swiss firm has designed the Gimball, a spherical drone designed to collide with obstacles, using them to find its way around indoors and to navigate complex environments

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