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Urban services in protracted armed conflict

Urban services in protracted armed conflict

Some 50 million people are affected by armed conflict in urban areas, with knock-on effects that go far beyond the visible signs of destruction, say Michael Talhami and colleagues, who call for a paradigm shift in humanitarian action

Is the North Atlantic to blame for our weather extremes?

Is the North Atlantic to blame for our weather extremes?

Aurélie Duchez and colleagues explain that when it comes to connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather and health, many questions are still unanswered

  • Events
  • UNISDR
The Aral Sea disaster

The Aral Sea disaster

Dr Abror Gadaev presented a group work to the UNISDR Science and Technology conference, keen to raise international awareness of the ecological disaster in the Aral Sea, and to promote possible sustainable solutions

  • Events
  • UNISDR
Simulation aids training in Japan

Simulation aids training in Japan

At the UNISDR event, Sonoe Mashino outlined Japanese university collaboration on a disaster nursing global leadership programme, and how they use technology during multi-site training exercises

  • Events
  • UNISDR
Europe's medical emergency response

Europe's medical emergency response

This February, the EU launched the European Medical Corps, which can mobilise medical and public health teams, along with equipment, to respond to emergencies worldwide, writes Monique Pariat

  • Europe
Mass casualty management in high intensity counter-terror ops

Mass casualty management in high intensity counter-terror ops

Emergency medical support specialists from France’s elite counterterrorist tactical unit - RAID - present some valuable lessons learnt from their responses to the recent terrorist incidents in France

  • Lessons Learned
CRJ R&D: First responder safety

CRJ R&D: First responder safety

This issue's regular section, curated by Ian Portelli and Megan Mantaro, looks at how new technology could provide a solution to the increasing risk of firefighter fatalities, as well as looking at a device that can sense dangerous chemicals

Critical space infrastructure and space security

Critical space infrastructure and space security

In the winning entry to the RUSI Resilience Prize, Dr Liviu Mureșan and Alexandru Georgescu look at how the complex evolution of space systems create benefits and vulnerabilities, and how the latter are likely to develop in the future

  • Resilience
Stemming the ripple effect of insider threat attacks

Stemming the ripple effect of insider threat attacks

The winner of the CRJ category of the RUSI Essay competition was Ryan Meeks, who looked at resilient critical national infrastructure in an age of connected systems in the Internet of Things

  • Resilience
Engaging with social media analysis tools

Engaging with social media analysis tools

It is important to integrate social media into emergency management practices by using it to enhance emergency preparedness and community resilience, say Hayley Watson, Susan Anson and Kush Wadhwa. But don’t be daunted, there are tools to help

Spatial information sharing

Spatial information sharing

Based on 25 years of practical experience, Ivan Baehr provides an overview of how spatial information for humanitarian response has developed, as well as the challenges in implementing this technology

Innovation in crisis management

Innovation in crisis management

The EU-funded Driver project aims to valorise the wealth of European innovation and science in crisis management by assessing and delivering tested solutions that can be used to address different types of large-scale crises

  • Management
Hover power

Hover power

Dave Sloggett looks at the ways that helicopters provide assistance to people in disasterstricken areas and the vital role that they perform

Protecting the victim or the nuclear industry?

Protecting the victim or the nuclear industry?

The previous article by Alina Alexe looked at how the Paris Convention should be updated to reflect the evolving complexity of nuclear risks. Here, she examine the limitations of liability under current agreements and international legislation

  • In Depth
How keeping records helps in legal cases

How keeping records helps in legal cases

Previously, Roger Gomm considered the importance of maintaining clear records while responding to an incident, giving advice on how to do so. In the final part of this series, he provides some examples drawn from real life incidents

  • In Depth
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