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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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Small Grants: Big Youth Urban Climate Action and Resilience
Maja Vahlberg 13 Apr 2022
As the world’s most disaster-prone region, people in the Asia-Pacific are four times more likely to be affected by weather-related disasters than in...
Climate change and community flood resilience in Tabasco, Mexico
Zurich Flood Alliance Jonathan Ulrich 13 Dec 2021
For the past two years, the Mexican Red Cross and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre have collaborated closely at the intersection of climate c...
1st Urban Hub Youth Leadership Meeting: from Urban DRR, Community Resilience and Climate Action, Asia Pacific Youth Tackle it All
Lucy Price 19 Aug 2021
On August 18, 2021, National Societies and RCRC Youth Volunteers from across the region gathered to discuss Red Cross Red Crescent opportunities and a...
Launch Of Small Grants II: Call for Asia Pacific National Society and Youth Volunteer Urban Climate Resilience Proposals
Lucy Price 12 Jul 2021
As we witness the climate crisis, COVID-19, and an ever-evolving humanitarian landscape – understanding the urban context and enhanced urban resilie...
Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait
Tassia Stewart 30 Jun 2020
'Delay and pay, or plan and prosper', is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Re...
Tanah: The Tsunami and Earthquake Fighter
Jessica Ports Robbins 07 May 2020
Tanah: The Tsunami and Earthquake Fighter A Mobile App Helping Kids Be Prepared! ‘Tanah: The Tsunami and Earthquake Fighter‘ is a disaster prepa...
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...
Girls prepared to mitigate the impact of disasters
Miguel Aguirre 07 Oct 2019
“I volunteer because I love learning lifesaving skills. This is how I can support my community,” remarks Tarin Akther from her school in Banglades...
The Importance of Mental Preparedness Prior to a Major Natural Disaster
The Importance of Mental Preparedness Prior to a Major Natural Disaster
Courtney Myers 04 Dec 2017
In 1980, Mount St. Helens experienced a major volcanic eruption. More than 57 people were killed as a direct result of the eruption, which experts bel...