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Berkeley Disaster Lab Academics Mobilize AI Solutions to Confront Climate Change Disruptions.

Celine Erickson 09 Apr 2022

“Sixty percent of the twenty-five countries most affected by climate change are affected by conflicts and wars. Climate hazard adaptation is lacking in the humanitarian landscape*.” Patrick Youssef, Regional Director, …

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Considering the updated DMERL Framework: A conversation between HQ and the field

Kristin Helz 01 Jun 2022
Nir Dahal (MEL Delegate, Philippines Delegation) and Kristin Helz (Sr. DMERL Advisor at NHQ) are both professionals in the DMERL field (Design, Monito...

Green belts for drought recovery and food security in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya

Nesrine Aouinti 18 May 2022
Hazard: Drought Solution: Land rehabilitation High-level results: Five green belts have been restored, increasing forest cover by over 70 hectares, pr...

The IFRC Alert Hub Initiative Spurs Innovation for Effective Emergency Alerting.

Celine Erickson 29 Apr 2022
An amazing surge of innovations in emergency alerting is happening now to ensure accurate and actionable emergency alerts reach communities around the...

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Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building
Zurich Flood Alliance Jonathan Ulrich 26 Mar 2021
Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavir...
Red Cross First Aid App Sees Boost from COVID-19 Content
Red Cross First Aid App Sees Boost From COVID-19 Content
Tassia Stewart 18 Sep 2020
Creating lifesaving impact is the ultimate goal of any humanitarian organization, and this is especially true for the 192 National Societies that make...
10 Key Takeaways from the Immersive Technologies & Digital Games for School Disaster Preparedness Report
Celine Erickson 10 Feb 2020
The use of virtual reality simulations in a variety of training and pedagogical contexts is expanding, reflective of an upward trend in immersive tech...
Make Way for Ducklings…with help from an OWL
Lawrence Olsen 05 Mar 2019
Image credits: IBM Call for Code, 2018. An OWL has brought together a cluster of ducklings and their mother to quickly form ad hoc communications ne...
Focus on: the First Aid app of the Hellenic Red Cross
Philip Conor Farrell 24 Jun 2015
“With the app we feel closer to the people!” As part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GD...
The Tweet Next Door: Hyperlocal Social Media and Resilience
Jessica Ports Robbins 28 Nov 2014
A study of feed-back loops and self-organization In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines , affecting the lives of 14 million peopl...
A Universal App for First Aid
A Universal App for First Aid
Omar Abou-Samra 12 May 2014
In recent years, the American Red Cross and British Red Cross have both released a free First Aid App that offers simple, easy-to-follow advice for a ...