This post, jointly written with John Mitchell of ALNAP, reflects on the emerging challenges faced by the international humanitarian sector, and the need for systemic changes. 1,136 more words
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I can’t let 2014 pass in a few weeks without mentioning that this fall was the twentieth anniversary of the plague outbreak in Surat, India — a major turning point in modern plague history and in the development of the (re)emerging infectious disease paradigm. 559 more words
Large scale disasters have taken place the past week or so…A series of extreme weather events which are leading to bigger earth changes.
If some say this is normal, well they better check the history of weather patterns for the last 100 yrs. 310 more words
GENEVA – A decade since a tsunami killed 230,000 people in Southeast Asia, the United Nations’ top official for dealing with natural disasters says the world must do more to prepare for extreme weather. 97 more words