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Pakistan's polio problem

Pakistan's polio problem

The city of Peshawar, Pakistan, has earned the unfortunate reputation of being the world’s ‘Polio capital’, owing to deadly attacks on healthcare workers attempting to administer the polio vaccine. So how can this issue be tackled? Luavut Zahid investigates

  • HCiD
Return to the Thames

Return to the Thames

David Rogers looks at the restoration of one of London’s most iconic boats – the Massey Shaw fireboat – which has played an important role in keeping people safe, both in the British capital and further afield

  • Comment
Setting up chaos training

Setting up chaos training

Last year, the Commander of the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Security Region asked Christo Motz to develop a three-part training cycle for a group of volunteer firefighters, focusing on co-operation, communication and self-reliance. Here’s how he did it

  • Exercises
Strategies for resilience

Strategies for resilience

Emily Hough speaks to New Zealand’s Minister for Civil Defence – the Honourable Nikki Kaye – to learn more about recent legislative changes and how the country taps into its community and volunteer resources in preparedness for times of disaster

  • Interview
Tackling violence against healthcare

Tackling violence against healthcare

Despite being illegal, recent events have shown that violence against healthcare workers is an inherent part of war today. Sarah Cotton provides an update to the Healthcare in Danger campaign, describing work that can be done to tackle the problem

  • HCiD
The data challenge

The data challenge

City officials and stakeholders frequently cite the lack of appropriate tools and data to measure risk as being a barrier to adaptation planning, says Laura Kavanaugh, who considers some of the solutions

  • Resilience
The drowning season

The drowning season

Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury and death worldwide, with more than 500,000 deaths a year. Hilary Phillips discusses with experts about how to reduce the high, but often preventable, death toll in South Africa

  • Analysis
The 'Exxon Valdez' disaster

The 'Exxon Valdez' disaster

Twenty-five years ago, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil and triggering an environmental catastrophe. Tony Moore looks back at the events of 1989

  • Looking Back
The Philippines: First steps on the ground

The Philippines: First steps on the ground

Just two days after Haiyan struck the Philippines, an EU Civil Protection Team was on its way to the area to assist. Ionut Homeag, a seconded national expert from Romania, describes his experience from the field

  • Civil Protection
  • Europe
Towards more effective disaster management (Part II)

Towards more effective disaster management (Part II)

Part II of our series from TIEMS which looks at international co-operation and co-ordination in large-scale, trans-boundary disasters, presents recommendations for the way forward

  • In Depth
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