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Virtual reality provides new hope for PTSD patients

Virtual reality provides new hope for PTSD patients

CRJ's R&D bloggers report on how VR technology goes beyond any form of talk therapy or medication by harnessing all of the patient's senses into a therapy session

Westminster attack declared a 'terrorist' incident

Westminster attack declared a 'terrorist' incident

CRJ Editorial Advisory Panel Member, Roger Gomm, provides a brief overview of the incident in London

NASA examine's Peru's deadly rainfall

NASA examine's Peru's deadly rainfall

More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 displaced by heavy rain-related incidents in Peru since December. Rivers burst their banks, bridges collapsed and mudslides caused extensive damage

New Member for CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel

New Member for CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel

We are delighted to welcome Winston Chang of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) to our Advisory Panel

Research into protecting building standards to protect occupants against heat stress

Research into protecting building standards to protect occupants against heat stress

New study shows that if a heatwave hit Melbourne and the power blacked out, most of the city’s apartment buildings would bake as air conditioners failed and indoor temperatures exceeded international health standards

Spanish police arrest man suspected of funding IS terrorist activities

Spanish police arrest man suspected of funding IS terrorist activities

On March 15, 2017, the Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, arrested a Moroccan national in Girona, who was suspected of helping finance the terrorist group Islamic State (IS)

SAR Blog: Trouble in Paradise? Report highlights islands' search & rescue capability

SAR Blog: Trouble in Paradise? Report highlights islands' search & rescue capability

A new report has exposed SAR issues in the Cayman Islands. Martin Boyle says the Cayman Island Governor’s Office should be commended for its courage in calling for the review

DJI releases first count of lives saved by drones

DJI releases first count of lives saved by drones

Drone-maker DJI has released a report finding that drones have rescued at least 59 people from life-threatening conditions around the world

Computer model adds a new layer of defence against earthquakes and tsunamis

Computer model adds a new layer of defence against earthquakes and tsunamis

The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of hazard events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property

Focus on cyber at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017

Focus on cyber at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017

This year’s Security & Counter Terror Expo – which will run from May 3-4 at Olympia London – will feature the Cyber Threat Intelligence conference, providing security professionals with a platform to discuss the evolving cyber threat

Three weeks to go until the EENA Conference & Exhibition in Budapest

Three weeks to go until the EENA Conference & Exhibition in Budapest

Crisis Response Journal Advisory Panel Member, Dr Patrick Lagadec, will be taking part in a session examining social media, as will Nicolas Vanderbiest, who wrote on Countering false online rumours in CRJ 12:2

Grim assessment of the effects of Syria’s conflict on children

Grim assessment of the effects of Syria’s conflict on children

Unicef says that verified instances of killing, maiming and recruitment of children increased sharply in 2016 in a drastic escalation of violence across the country

Firearms seized in Spain could have been destined for terrorism or organised crime

Firearms seized in Spain could have been destined for terrorism or organised crime

More than 10,000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pistols, revolvers and parts to reactivate weapons, have been catalogued following the seizure of an arsenal in Spain

Land Rover unveils drone-fitted SAR vehicle to support Red Cross Red Crescent disaster response

Land Rover unveils drone-fitted SAR vehicle to support Red Cross Red Crescent disaster response

A new Discovery vehicle with a tailor-made communications drone and other specialist technology has been designed to enhance Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response operations in the wake of disasters

Better communication is key to cutting earthquake death toll, say experts

Better communication is key to cutting earthquake death toll, say experts

Authors of a new report stress that more should be done to ensure that members of the public receives clear, timely information on risk, and on what actions they should take to protect themselves

World Counter Terror Congress in London, this May

World Counter Terror Congress in London, this May

Leading security figures from around the globe will discuss changing terrorist threats at the World Counter Terror Congress in May. Meet the new CRJ team on stand J85

Turning commitment into action – the EFDRR Open Forum is open for registration

Turning commitment into action – the EFDRR Open Forum is open for registration

Take part in the 2017 EFDRR Open Forum and help to transform the commitment of governments and stakeholders that were made during the WCDRR in Sendai into national and local action

Diagnostic laboratory reduced to the size of a microwave

Diagnostic laboratory reduced to the size of a microwave

CRJ's R&D Bloggers look at technology that could help reduce the prevalance of infectious diseases by diagnosing infected individuals, especially in countries with low resources