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A focus on Nigeria

A focus on Nigeria

We have been seeing news of terror attacks in Nigeria on an almost weekly basis for the last year or so, but what is the real picture, especially for organisations wishing to operate in this area? Patrick Mcilwee presents an analysis of the situation

  • Analysis
  • Security
An incident management system for Japan?

An incident management system for Japan?

Substantial political will and bureaucratic skill are needed to implement a national incident management framework in Japan, but change could be on the way, say Arnold M Howitt, Haruo Hayashi, Hiromi Akiyama, David W Giles, and Herman B ‘Dutch’ Leonard

  • Industrial
Aviation support to man-made disasters

Aviation support to man-made disasters

Dave Sloggett explores how aviation support can prove vital in mounting a fast response to a major industrial or man-made accident

  • In Depth
Building capabilities

Building capabilities

In July, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia entered its first national team in the UK National Extrication Challenge. The team of firefighters was part of Operation Florian’s ongoing capacity building project

  • Profile
Chelyabinsk meteorite strike

Chelyabinsk meteorite strike

Lina Kolesnikova and Emily Hough look at emergency response challenges after a meteorite hit earth near Chelyabinsk, as well as examining how Russia and the international community are addressing the threat of Near Earth Objects and space debris

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Cluster munitions - progress and pain

Cluster munitions - progress and pain

Three years since a ban on cluster weapons came into force, governments are making progress as they work to fulfil the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Yet the deadly legacy continues, with particular concerns about their use in Syria, writes Emily Hough

  • News Extra
Collective intelligence

Collective intelligence

Smartphones and tablets are not only revolutionising our daily lives, but are also the key to increasing our resilience significantly, say Francisco Martínez Moreno and Alejandro Salazar Ortuño

  • Resilience
Command and control in a goldfish bowl

Command and control in a goldfish bowl

Mike Hall adds one more article to his series by looking at some of the command challenges faced by incident commanders in today’s instant information technology environment

  • In Depth
Critical infrastructure interdependencies

Critical infrastructure interdependencies

Ana Laugé, José M Sarriegi and Josune Hernantes describe European initiatives to understand the interdependencies in critical infrastructure and to help prepare crisis and emergency managers to deal with large-scale emergencies, particularly in the energy sector

  • Continuity
Defence support in civil events

Defence support in civil events

In the concluding part of this series, Jon Gunns describes how multi-agency exercises are organised to ensure the best possible UK defence support to civil authorities during major incidents, as well as common pitfalls when planning such exercises

  • In Depth
Disasters: Industrial versus natural

Disasters: Industrial versus natural

Recent incidents in West in Texas, USA, and in Bangladesh, have reminded many in the emergency services of the challenges that arise when man-made disasters occur. Dave Sloggett explores how such events contrast with natural disasters

  • Industrial
Firefighting in Dubrovnik

Firefighting in Dubrovnik

Anita Burić provides us with an overview of the history, risks and future challenges of fire prevention and firefighting in the ancient city of Dubrovnik in Croatia

  • Profile
Heat waves and wildfires: A global public health concern

Heat waves and wildfires: A global public health concern

The third article in a series examining urban response to Major Adverse Climate Events (MACEs) – looks at how emergency response organisations, public health bodies and city authorities should plan to protect people and infrastructure

  • In Depth
Life at the sharp end

Life at the sharp end

Emily Hough talks to Denise Duran, who is Head of Delegation for the ICRC in Azerbaijan, about her career on the frontline during some of the world’s most acute human crises

  • Frontline
Lightning strikes

Lightning strikes

More than 260 people a year are killed by lightning in South Africa. What can be done to assess and treat the injuries of survivors? Chris Stein discusses the issue with Hilary Phillips

  • In Depth
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