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CRJ 14:4 - out now!

CRJ 14:4 - out now!

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Cybercrime prevention for Internet service providers

Cybercrime prevention for Internet service providers

Cyberspace is increasingly under the threat of attack. Roger Gomm analyses on the World Economic Forum's new report which offers guidance to help mitigate the risks

Somalia is trying to address long-term displacement, and the future is promising

Somalia is trying to address long-term displacement, and the future is promising

There are still millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia living in makeshift shelters, writes Mark Yarnell. However, positive steps are being made by its government and donor institutions

Launch of the Counter Terrorism Preparedness Network

Launch of the Counter Terrorism Preparedness Network

Representatives from six major cities came together in London, UK to discuss the challenges and needs for action in the wake of terrorist attacks

Free-range thinking – leaving the chicken coop

Free-range thinking – leaving the chicken coop

Acknowledging that there is much to learn about the world we live in is key to unlocking our 'free-thinking' potential, says peace-builder Larissa Sotieva in her latest blog

Full conference programme announcement

Full conference programme announcement

Read here for full details about February's DRIVER+ conference which aims to share innovations and solutions with crisis management professionals

Wuhan: Hospital completed in ten days

Wuhan: Hospital completed in ten days

As the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, so does the demand for healthcare facilities in Wuhan. In ten days, a makeshift hospital has been built which will care for 1,000 patients infected with 2019-nCoV

Come and see CRJ at the HNPW in Geneva!

Come and see CRJ at the HNPW in Geneva!

This week, Claire Sanders and Emily Hough are at the Humanitarian Networks Partnership Week in Geneva. To explain what this is about, here’s a preview from CRJ 14:4

Kirigami designs hold many times their own weight

Kirigami designs hold many times their own weight

The traditional Japanese art form, when combined with origami, has potential applications in the field of disaster response for structures such as emergency shelters

Smuggling arrests over the transport of migrants to the UK

Smuggling arrests over the transport of migrants to the UK

Dutch and French authorities make 23 arrests as 10 000 migrants are smuggled in lorries to the UK from France

Sea-level rise could reshape the United States

Sea-level rise could reshape the United States

A new study by the University of Southern California predicts that mass inland migration could be triggered by climate driven sea-level rises

Conferences to focus on high-rise firefighting, construction fire safety and crisis management

Conferences to focus on high-rise firefighting, construction fire safety and crisis management

Details have been announced of the three day event to be held in London this May

New network for groups developing nature-based solutions to extreme climate events

New network for groups developing nature-based solutions to extreme climate events

Nature-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene (NATURA) will link early-career scholars and practitioners working on solutions for climate change resilience

Last year oceans were warmer than at any other time in human history, say researchers

Last year oceans were warmer than at any other time in human history, say researchers

An international team of 14 scientists from 11 institutes also concludes that the past ten years have been the warmest on record for global ocean temperatures, with the past five years holding the highest record

Deaths from measles outbreak exceed 6000 in the DRC

Deaths from measles outbreak exceed 6000 in the DRC

Donations for further vaccination programmes are urgently needed to step up the fight against measles, according to the World Health Organisation

Climate threats top the list of long-term risks

Climate threats top the list of long-term risks

In its latest report, the World Economic Forum urges "immediate, collective action" by stakeholders in order to settle the global landscape

Taking cyber out of its silo

Taking cyber out of its silo

Helen Braithwaite, OBE, speaks to Anouk Roeling to highlight some early successes of the UK's Cyber Pathfinder Training Programme

Can AI transform how we monitor the health of civil infrastructure?

Can AI transform how we monitor the health of civil infrastructure?

Researchers have studied how machine learning algorithms can be applied successfully to detect flaws in structures like dams and bridges