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Handbook on Disaster Intervention and Humanitarian Aid

standard Handbook on Disaster Intervention and Humanitarian Aid

Professor Lena Dominelli, a Co-Director of IHRR, has authored two new guides on disaster intervention and humanitarian aid that are freely available.  The first is a Handbook on Disaster Intervention and Humanitarian Aid, the second provides ethical guidelines for research into [...]

New 'toolkit' for helping older people's health care facilities adapt to extreme weather

standard New ‘toolkit’ for helping older people’s health care facilities adapt to extreme weather

The UK’s chief government scientist Sir John Beddington announced that world leaders need to urgently tackle climate change, especially because of increasing trends towards more extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms over the next 25 years.  The [...]

standard Breaking the Mould: Baroness Valerie Amos and Prof Lena Dominelli on resilience and disaster intervention

This video features Baroness Valerie Amos UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and Prof Lena Dominelli, co-director of IHRR and organiser of the 2012 Breaking the Mould Conference at Durham University.  Baroness Amos talks about how ‘resilience [...]

Reducing economic vulnerability to disasters in developing countries

standard Reducing economic vulnerability to disasters in developing countries

A report from The Climate and Development Knowledge Network looks at how to reduce economic vulnerability to disasters in low and middle-income countries throughout the world.  It provides some detailed recommendations for planning for disasters and reducing vulnerability along with [...]