This study looks at flooding in Boulder, Colorado that occurred in September 2013. Though the scale of flooding was unprecedented, only 10 lives were lost, most infrastructure was maintained, and the recovery was relatively strong. This case study explores this resilience — what made it possible, and where there is opportunity for learning — by […]
This Guidelines are published by the Special Rapporteur on Adequate housing in Feb 2014. I believe that these principles can be useful on our programs, (specially our Recovery and Urban programming) as it presents an overview on how to strengthen diverse tenure forms, both formal and informal, an overview of mechanisms conducing to security of
This study, published by the Brookings and IOM examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Port-au-Prince, recognizing that the challenges faced in Haiti may be a source of insight for responses to other urban, post-disaster displacement crises—which are expected to become more common in the future. The study draws on the results of
A short outline of potenital strategic approaches for recovery partnerships that was developed as part of a preliminary assessment of recovery options after the Haiti earthquake in February 2010.
Case study about the impacts of the massive floods in Albania in December 2010 which are still vivid in the minds of people from Livade neighbourhood the next year, as they face ong-going needs and received little or no post-disaster assistance. One in a series of video case studies created by the Global Network for
Pre-disaster recovery planning (PDRP) is the pro-active process of anticipating future recovery issues, developing a scenario-based recovery plan, and building the capacity to improve recovery outcomes – all before a disaster happens. Strong evidence, and common sense, indicates that much can be done before a disaster to alleviate recovery planning demands after the disaster. The purpose of this guidance
Report of the Workshop organized in Port‐au‐Prince ‐ Haiti between 22nd – 26th of August 201. It covers main elements of the urban context with the additional complementary perspective of Disaster Risk Management and Public Policies, and priorities for early Recovery.
Special feature of the Humanitarian Exchange focusing on the response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Although much of the early media coverage emphasised the tardiness and inefficiency of the humanitarian response, subsequent reviews have recognised the complex operating environment and the extensive challenges involved. That does not, however, mean that mistakes were not made.
Series of reports on infrastructure resilience following Hurricane Sandy. Northeastern University, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, August, 2013. Online version of report http://www.northeastern.edu/kostas/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Website-Version-2.pdf
Revised Plan of Action Summary that clearly articulates IFRC secretariat actions moving forward as of July 2011. It continues to use a ‘pillar’ approach but the structure has been simplified to minimize overlap and duplication found in the three-pillar configuration of the 2010 Plan of Action. It also reflects a minimized role for IFRC in HRC core services