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Disasters: Intervention is the key – Kelvin Berryman

John Kerr posted in on March 20th, 2015.

What do we really mean when we talk about  reducing or managing the risk of disaster? Dr Kelvin Berryman, Director of the Natural Hazards Research Platform, has written a new blog post reflecting on the outcomes of a high profile UN conference on disaster risk reduction. An excerpt (read in full here): A mandate for […]

Cyclone Pam recovery – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on March 17th, 2015.

Humanitarian aid is en route to cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu, but in the midst of the devastation, where do you begin to start on the road to recovery? Cyclone Pam has torn through Vanuatu causing wide spread destruction to infrastructure and homes across the island nation. At least 24 are dead and 3,300 people displaced in Vanuatu by […]

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