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Women's experience in civil contingencies

Women's experience in civil contingencies

Andy Marshall cautiously re-enters the timeless gender debate, in an attempt to look at the experience of women working in civil contingencies or homeland security

  • Gender issues
  • In Depth
Facing up to robotic autonomy

Facing up to robotic autonomy

The speed at which robotics have been advancing is staggering, and these developments have often brought immense benefit to society at large. But will we ever allow autonomous robots to take decision-making out of humanity’s control? Emily Hough investigates

  • Analysis
  • Comment
  • Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
ICDO update

ICDO update

For the first time in the history of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO), its Executive Council meeting took place outside the organisation’s headquarters in Geneva, says Vladimir Kuvshinov

  • News Extra
Climate: tackling the root causes

Climate: tackling the root causes

Svein Tveitdal expresses frustration that despite work to mitigate the impact of climate-related disasters, we may be ignoring the elephant in the room - attitudes seeded by the coal and oil industry: lobbying, climate denial and government stances on fossil fuels

  • Analysis
  • Climate
  • Environment
City resilience and the private sector

City resilience and the private sector

The impact of a changing climate on the frequency of natural disasters means cities must take more responsibility for understanding and managing their risk if they are to remain attractive to inward investment, say Greg Lowe and Julia Brickell

  • Climate
  • Risk
  • Smart, resilient cities
California's ongoing drought

California's ongoing drought

In CRJ 9:4 we looked at water supplies and climate, highlighting the emergency planning challenges presented by the drought in California. This year, the situation is even worse, reports William Peterson

  • Climate
  • Natural Crisis
  • USA
Mini cyclone in Pakistan

Mini cyclone in Pakistan

A 'mini cyclone' – the third of its kind in Pakistan’s history – caused by a severe storm in the north-west area of the country, left 45 dead and another 205 injured, says Luavut Zahid

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Initial response to the Nepal Quake

Initial response to the Nepal Quake

CRJ Editorial Advisory Panel Member Arjun Katoch was deployed to Nepal as part of the UNDAC team. Here, he reflects upon the response, highlighting various lessons that can already be implemented for future incidents

  • Analysis
  • Earthquake
  • Incident
  • Search & Rescue
Syria Civil Defence: Chemical weapons response

Syria Civil Defence: Chemical weapons response

Civil humanitarian actors in Syria have been facing a pernicious new hazard – chlorine-filled barrel bombs – and international support is desperately needed to stop the threat, say James Le Mesurier and Ethan Wilson

  • Analysis
  • Chemicals
  • Incident
  • War & Conflict
Medics on the frontline

Medics on the frontline

In a joint interview, Christophe Libeau, Carlo Zaglia and Emily Hough met the doctors first on the scene after the terrorist attacks in Paris, along with those who were involved in the two assaults against the terrorists

  • Analysis
  • France
  • Incident
  • Military
  • Multi-agency
  • Policing
  • Terrorism
Preparing for the unthinkable

Preparing for the unthinkable

Roger Gomm looks at British guidance for civilians who might find themselves caught up in a terrorist attack involving single or multiple shooters, emphasising that civil protection communities should also be aware of this advice

  • Preparedness
  • Public Education
  • Security
  • Terrorism
Maritime supply chain security

Maritime supply chain security

Following the article on asymmetric attacks at sea in CRJ 10:3, Simon Grantham takes a look at the vulnerability of global sea supply chains and presents some tips on ensuring these are as robust as possible

  • Continuity
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Marine
  • Security
The Sendai Framework: A look forward

The Sendai Framework: A look forward

The Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) showed that disaster risk reduction is fully embedded in the international sustainable development architecture, explains Paola Albrito

  • Capacity building
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • UNISDR
  • WCDDR
Social and community perspectives in DRM

Social and community perspectives in DRM

Mostafa Mohaghegh outlines how the new Sendai Framework considers society and the participation of people as one of its guiding principles. But what does this mean?

  • Capacity building
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • UNISDR
  • Urban resilience
  • WCDDR
Building resilience

Building resilience

Emily Hough caught up with two Members of the European Parliament at the WCDRR. Joachim Zeller and Enrique Guerrero Salom talked to her about Europe’s mission within the event, and the humanitarian direction they are hoping to shape

  • Europe
  • Interview
  • UNISDR
  • WCDDR
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