CRJ 10:4 out now!
CRJ 10:4 is being mailed to subscribers - here's what's inside this issue...
Responding to remote areas in Nepal
Behrouz Moghadassi, Head of Search and Rescue in Iran, went to Nepal to assist as a member of the IFRC, before joining volunteer groups to provide further assistance. Here are his thoughts on, and photos of, the relief and response effort
Annual report on terrorism
Roger Gomm, Editorial Advisory Panel Member and CRJ Security Correspondent, advises on reading the US State Department’s Annual Report on Terrorism for 2014
Thoughts on evacuation drills for people with special needs
After witnessing a drill recently in Israel, Editorial Advisory Panel Member Jay Levinson shares some thoughts on evacuating populations with special needs
Firefighter wrestled beheading suspect to the ground
Advisory Panel Member Christophe Libeau describes how the brave actions of a firefighter at the scene tragic attack on a factory in central eastern France helped prevent the incident from becoming even worse.
Major counter-terrorism exercise in London
Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date
Disaster preparedness training on the Hungarian/Romanian border
Editorial Advisory Panel Member Christo Motz is part of a European-funded disaster preparedness programme to strengthen cross border and inter-sector operability. This is his report.
Cultural insensitivity in handling of IDPs
In this regular blog, researched and commissioned by CRJ’s Pakistan correspondent Luavut Zahid, Hurmat Ali Shah – a freelance columnist and PhD candidate – looks at the issues facing Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan
Climate blog: May 2015 worldwide weather extremes
In CRJ 10:4 Editorial Advisory Panel Member William Peterson reports on the continued drought in Calfornia, USA. Here, in his monthly blog, he looks back on a variety of record setting weather phenomena all across the globe
Ape-like robot could be useful in disasters
A previous CRJ R&D blog has already highlighted the usefulness of OC Robotics’ robotic snake. Currently, a robot modelled upon a different animal – the ape – is also being developed.
Nepal earthquake 2015 – a local emergency response perspective
As the entire territory of Nepal lies in a very high seismic zone, the risk of a mega-level earthquake was always great, writes Ratindra Khatri
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
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