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Resilient business relies on resilient cities

Resilient business relies on resilient cities

Peter Gruetter explains why it is so essential for the private sector to engage with the United Nations to reduce the risk of disaster

  • Comment
Emergency services and health and safety

Emergency services and health and safety

Michael Eburn examines a recent incident in the UK that shows the difficulties facing commanders with regards to health and safety, as well as looking at how the situation might be governed in Australia, following the introduction of new legislation

  • Comment
Preventing state failure

Preventing state failure

In the second part of his commentary looking into the complex issue of predicting and preventing state failure and associated crises, Dave Sloggett addresses the issue of targeting overseas development aid and what this can achieve

  • Comment
Restoring power after the blasts

Restoring power after the blasts

July 2011’s munitions stockpile explosion killed 13 people, badly damaged a nearby power station and caused immense energy supply problems for Cyprus. Emily Hough speaks to Antonios Ioannou, Manager of the Vasilikos Power Station, to fi nd out what happened

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Explosions flatten neighbourhoods

Explosions flatten neighbourhoods

Emily Hough looks at how the Congolese authorities and the international community reacted after a munitions depot explosion left Brazzaville devastated

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Learning from Turkey's quake experience

Learning from Turkey's quake experience

Cem Behar and Zeynep Gül Ünal look at the two powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey in October last year, and provide some valuable lessons learnt

  • Analysis
  • Incident
Reviewing response

Reviewing response

The devastating effects of the recent earthquakes that have struck New Zealand, including the most severe one that occurred in February 2011, are prolonged and ongoing. How have these events affected the Fire and Rescue service? Mike Hall presents some fi ndings for the future

  • Analysis
Quo Vadis? What next for urban search and rescue?

Quo Vadis? What next for urban search and rescue?

It is time to review the optimal delivery of cross-border Urban Search and Rescue, as well as how it is presented to, understood and put into action by governments faced with major disasters, Professor Efraim Kramer of Rescue South Africa tells Hilary Phillips

  • Interview
Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence

Emily Hough talks to Bruno Maestracci, Head of France’s Operational Centre for Crisis Management, COGIC, about the challenges of deploying assistance in overseas emergencies and of co-ordinating the increasing numbers of actors involved in such responses

  • Interview
Heavy lifters in crisis response

Heavy lifters in crisis response

The year 2010 saw a high number of natural disasters; volcanic eruptions, fl ooding, earthquakes and drought killed hundreds of thousands of people. Dave Sloggett highlights one example of where the Royal Air Force was in the vanguard of the UK’s crisis response

  • Profile
Civil protection, from war to peacetime

Civil protection, from war to peacetime

To mark its 40th anniversary, Alexander Kuvshinov charts the history of the International Civil Defence Organisation, which has its roots in the very beginning of global humanitarian history

  • Profile
Securing the olympics

Securing the olympics

Working for the Metropolitan Police and the Olympic Police Coordination team, Michael Fuller designed the National Olympic Security Co-ordination Centre. Here, he describes how it has all been set up

Sochi preparations

Sochi preparations

Lina Kolesnikova scrutinises preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the work being done to address concerns about the environment, security and infrastructure

Moving out of the classroom

Moving out of the classroom

Alex Lopez Carresi argues that the only way to provide aid workers with the skills needed to deal with difficult situations in the field is to get them to train under realistic conditions

  • Training
Testing new technology

Testing new technology

In CRJ 6:4 and 7:3, we reported on how satellite imagery and GPS were starting to be used in international response to emergencies. Here, Alois A Hirschmugl describes how new technologies were tested during the response to the Pakistan floods of 2010

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