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How do cyber bombs work?

How do cyber bombs work?

The terms ‘cyber bomb’ and ‘cyber weapon’ create a simplistic, if not sensational, frame of reference for the public. The reality is less exaggerated, but much more complex, say Richard Forno and Anupam Joshi

  • Comment
Unified response in London

Unified response in London

Exercise Unified Response (EUR) – believed to be one of the largest and most complex emergency exercises ever held in the UK, possibly Europe – was held in London earlier this year, says Peter Cowup

  • Exercises
Volunteers for oil spill response

Volunteers for oil spill response

Reita Waara outlines how Finland has recognised the importance of volunteers in oil spill response and has introduced what is believed to be the only operational model of its kind in the world

  • Volunteers
Falkland Islands response

Falkland Islands response

In November 2015, a stricken cruise ship lost power after an engine room fire and was drifting in heavy seas near the Falkland Islands. Andrew Almond-Bell describes the rescue

  • Marine
An unexpected lifesaving ally

An unexpected lifesaving ally

Rats receive bad press, writes Fredrik Keate. But thanks to an NGO that trains rats in landmine and tuberculosis detection, they are becoming better known for more positive, lifesaving work

  • Response
Using data to protect resilience in communities

Using data to protect resilience in communities

Recent flooding of the Somerset Levels in the UK created a considerable challenge for many of the local communities. Ruth Cole asks whether community response can be predicted

  • Resilience
Rapid response anywhere and everywhere

Rapid response anywhere and everywhere

Jay Levinson and Avi Domb describe a volunteer organisation staffed by volunteers, which provides rapid first response free of charge, transcending politics to provide medical care in emergencies

  • Response
Zika: new challenges, new insights

Zika: new challenges, new insights

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the growing outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas to be a Public Health Emergency of international concern. What is the virus, and why is it so important for the international community to bring it under control?

  • Public Health
Soufriere's eruptions

Soufriere's eruptions

Dr Dave Sloggett looks at how the authorities managed the aftermath of the eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano in 1995, and the preparedness of today’s diminished community that still lives on the island

  • Resilience
No more bandaids: call for sustainable life practices

No more bandaids: call for sustainable life practices

Christine Jessup calls for a paradigm shift in how society faces global crises, saying that the concept of mitigation is outdated and that we need to think bigger, change our risk levels and accept lifestyle change over short-term political expediency

  • Resilience
World Humanitarian Summit

World Humanitarian Summit

As CRJ went to press, representatives from governments, aid agencies, affected communities, civil society and the private sector were in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit. Emily Hough looks at what they plan to achieve

  • Humanitarian
Time for change?

Time for change?

The Overseas Development Institute has released a comprehensive report calling for a complete rethink of the current humanitarian system, saying that incremental reform may no longer be enough. Emily Hough reports

  • Humanitarian
Learning from the cholera crisis in Haiti

Learning from the cholera crisis in Haiti

In 2010, one of the world’s worst cholera epidemics broke out in Haiti. Evidence has established that the disease was introduced via sewage mismanagement on a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping base, writes Elizabeth Carthy

  • Humanitarian
Was 2015 a turning point for security in Pakistan?

Was 2015 a turning point for security in Pakistan?

The number of militant attacks in Pakistan fell by 48 per cent in 2015 when compared to 2014. What are the implications for NGOs operating in the country? Vittorio Oppizzi says the outlook is more positive, but there is still need for caution

  • Humanitarian
Picking the dream crisis team

Picking the dream crisis team

This article by Rob Shimmin puts a microscope on the individuals tasked with making decisions in a crisis, looking closely at their personalities and how measurable traits might influence the way a decision is reached

  • Leadership
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