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Euro-Arctic cross-border assistance

Euro-Arctic cross-border assistance

Paramedics, rescue services, police and other public services in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia took part in Barents Rescue 2013, an exercise to improve communication, cooperation and co-ordination in this vast and complex region, writes Ørjan N Karlsson

  • Exercises
  • Training
Testing human behaviour in CBRN attacks

Testing human behaviour in CBRN attacks

Emergency services in the West Midlands region of the UK responded to a simulated terrorist attack in August, designed to assess both emergency response and public information needs. John Astbury, Kristian Krieger and Brooke Rogers describe the event

  • Exercises
  • Training
Taking the TFD forward

Taking the TFD forward

The newly-appointed Fire Chief of the Tokyo Fire Department tells Crisis Response Journal about his development plans for what is already one of the most cutting-edge fire departments in the world

  • Interview
INSARAG: Looking to the future

INSARAG: Looking to the future

Christo Motz catches up with Terje Skavdal at a recent three day meeting of team leaders from INSARAG, to learn more about how the group is adapting to provide even greater assistance to the governments and communities of disaster-affected countries

  • Interview
Intelligent systems in USAR

Intelligent systems in USAR

A series of high profile natural disasters and other man-made events remind us that urban search and rescue (USAR) personnel need to be better prepared than ever before, says Ian Dunbar

  • Partner
Typhoon Haiyan: A brief summary

Typhoon Haiyan: A brief summary

We could fill a whole issue of CRJ with Typhoon Haiyan’s effects and the international response. These topics will, undoubtedly, be covered in depth over the coming months and years. In the meantime, here is an update on the situation as it stood when going to press

  • Analysis
Disaster in Uttarakhand

Disaster in Uttarakhand

Unusual monsoon behaviour, exceptional rainfall and rapid snowmelt, led to violent flash flooding, killing thousands of people in India, this June. Sandeep Rai Rathore describes the rescue operations, which saw more than 110,000 people airlifted from the affected area

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Flooding exacerbated by wildfire damage

Flooding exacerbated by wildfire damage

The worst fears of many experts after the wildfires in Colorado of 2012 and 2013 came to pass in September this year, as fl ash fl ooding near previous burn scars rampaged through towns and communities, causing widespread damage and disruption, reports Bill Peterson

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Relief versus politics

Relief versus politics

Luavut Zahid reports on how political instability and mistrust of government forces are hampering assistance to the victims of an earthquake in one of Pakistan’s poorest regions, Balochistan

  • Analysis
  • Incident
The growing crisis of internally displaced people

The growing crisis of internally displaced people

Dave Sloggett explores how aid agencies around the world are pioneering a new approach to the increasing problem of internally displaced people

  • Analysis
An unflinching look at technology and disaster

An unflinching look at technology and disaster

Emily Hough comments on the recent World Disasters Report which focuses on technology and the future of humanitarian action, examining how a fundamental transition in humanitarian interaction with affected communities is already occurring

  • Comment
Disabilities and disasters

Disabilities and disasters

More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population – live with some form of disability and this group is exceptionally vulnerable in times of disaster. Robert Uwen looks at improving resilience for persons with disabilities in Africa

  • Comment
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