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Security challenges facing the Balkans

Security challenges facing the Balkans

Editorial Advisory Panel Member Lina Kolesnikova reports on a conference that looked at crime i...

Low cost weather centres to help prevent flash flooding in Sri Lanka

Low cost weather centres to help prevent flash flooding in Sri Lanka

Soumya Balasubramanya and Yann Chemin describe how open-source mobile weather monitoring c...

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis?

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they will not always see...

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Bringing CERT and SAR training to Nepal

Dr Behrouz Moghaddasi, a physician from Iran and founder of that country's Search and Rescue Te...

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies

Asfandeyar Niazi says that although Pakistan now has rescue teams and a respectable, and expanding, ...

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

Count every child: Finding and registering Pakistan's invisible children

Luavut Zahid, our Pakistan Correspondent and Blog Editor, commissioned this piece because: “Pa...

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

Should we be concerned about the ISIL nuclear and dirty bomb threat?

The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC at the end of March put the threat of ISIL using s...

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

How to get communities in East Africa to trust climate science

Jennifer Leavy, Senior Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK, highlights the importan...

IPA Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

IPA Global Anti-Terrorism Forum held in Macau

The International Police Association (IPA) Forum for Global Anti-Terrorism was held in Macau, China ...

Communities can help to defeat terrorism

Communities can help to defeat terrorism

Communities have a role to play in keeping where they live safe by reporting suspicious activity, sa...

Are we doing enough to safeguard healthcare services?

Are we doing enough to safeguard healthcare services?

On February 15, three more healthcare facilities in Syria were bombed. With the sound of those explo...

The first anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The first anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Today (March 18, 2016) the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) is celebrating&...

A road map for protecting healthcare services in conflict zones

A road map for protecting healthcare services in conflict zones

Dr Alexander Breitegger welcomes the adoption of Resolution 4 on protecting the delivery of healthca...

Pledging to make hospitals safe havens

Pledging to make hospitals safe havens

Dr Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), outlines his thought...

Is enough being done to protect unaccompanied child refugees?

Is enough being done to protect unaccompanied child refugees?

In an interview at the end of January, Europol brought attention to another very tragic aspect of th...

Sumatra quake in March reveals flaws in tsunami warning systems

Sumatra quake in March reveals flaws in tsunami warning systems

Paul Somerville of Risk Frontiers examines the earthquake off Sumatra, Indonesia in early March...

This is how Twitter could save lives in London

This is how Twitter could save lives in London

Twitter claimed its crown as the undisputed king of social media for crisis communication last week,...

Long term woes of displaced Afghans in Pakistan

Long term woes of displaced Afghans in Pakistan

As reported in our CRJ blog of August 2015, the authorities in Pakistan’s Capital of Isla...

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