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A cyclic and holistic approach to evaluation

A cyclic and holistic approach to evaluation

Ralf Beerens and Phil Abraham describe how taking a cyclic and holistic approach led to the development of a methodology and evaluation strategy for exercise programmes, which allows gaps and needs to be recognised at the earliest planning stages of an exercise

  • Exercises
A hat-trick of terror attacks

A hat-trick of terror attacks

Roger Gomm examines the so-called ‘hat-trick’ of recent terror events, warning that the type of attacks seen in India, Kenya and Algeria are likely to be repeated

  • Security
  • Terrorism
A personal perspective

A personal perspective

David Nott has volunteered for missions in areas of conflict and catastrophe for 20 years. Here, he provides a compelling personal perspective on why the ICRC’s Healthcare in Danger Campaign is both so significant and urgent

  • HCiD
A unique operational response

A unique operational response

Karen Collins warns that the terms ‘mass fatality’ and ‘mass casualty’ are not interchangeable, highlighting the profound differences in operational response to the two different types of incidents

  • Mass Facilities
Attacks in Volgograd

Attacks in Volgograd

The sad list of so-called ‘soft target’ terrorist attacks was extended with three deadly incidents on transportation networks in the city of Volgograd in Russia late last year, writes Lina Kolesnikova

  • Security
  • Terrorism
Austerity: Opportunity or threat?

Austerity: Opportunity or threat?

The ramifications of the global banking crisis are still being felt today. Here, Steve McGuirk looks at how the impact of austerity has been transformed into a radical – and positive – change in how the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service approaches its operations CRJ Editorial

  • Comment
Black swans and the G20 Summit

Black swans and the G20 Summit

Robert Broadhurst shares his own, personal, Black Swan event with CRJ: the tragic death of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson during the G20 riots in London in 2009

  • Policing
Civil defence in Dubai

Civil defence in Dubai

Dubai does not do things by halves and this includes its energetic approach to civil defence and fire protection, as Emily Hough discovers in this short interview with the Director General of the Dubai Civil Defence

  • Interview
Crisis management in Macedonia

Crisis management in Macedonia

In this article, Vlatko Jovanovski outlines the Macedonian system of disaster management, its current legislation, its plans for the future and how the country is engaging with others at an international level

Extraordinary weather

Extraordinary weather

Heat waves, severe winter storms, record-breaking rainfall, gale-force winds and massive storm surges: many parts of the planet experienced extreme weather conditions in the first six weeks of 2014, continuing a pattern set in December 2013, writes Emily Hough

  • News Extra
Heritage's resilience role

Heritage's resilience role

CRJ has often reported on efforts to bring together the worlds of heritage and disaster risk reduction. Here, Giovanni Boccardi and Lindsay Scott call for the recognition of the extraordinary role of tangible and intangible heritage, as a critical component of resilient societies

  • Heritage
How can we improve response?

How can we improve response?

Every disaster is different, but the lessons learnt tend to be more or less the same. Here, we present Editorial Advisory Panel Member Ørjan N Karlsson’s personal reflections after Typhoon Haiyan

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Key ingredients for disaster logistics

Key ingredients for disaster logistics

What are the most important ingredients in an effective disaster logistics operation? Denise D P Thompson investigates smart practices and key considerations that must not be overlooked

  • Logistics
Marauding firearms attacks

Marauding firearms attacks

After the firearms attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall and recent tragedies in the US, Dave Sloggett looks at how counterterrorism teams can be better prepared for such events

  • Security
  • Terrorism
Multi-agency command support

Multi-agency command support

Drawing on Rescue Global’s deployment in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, and upon 30 years of operations analysis, David Jones reviews the command environment and the difficulties of producing intelligence in a complex emergency

  • Analysis
  • Incident
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