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Developing Approaches to Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan
Shahida Arif, Regional Learning Advisor for Pakistan and Bangladesh, Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), on the recent DEPP conference in Islamabad.
Call for Learning around crisis preparedness
A Call for Learning has been announced in order to increase the sharing of knowledge across projects within the Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP).
How the Charter4Change is strengthening national and local humanitarian organisations
Anne Street, Head of Humanitarian Policy at CAFOD tells us about the Charter4Change.
Why we should all be trying to ‘dull disasters’ (and not just governments)
Response to disasters should involve careful risk management, rather than the current emotional, headline-grabbing state of affairs. This is what the authors of a new book ‘Dull Disasters’ are advocating for.
Start Fund responds to 100th crisis alert
The Start Fund has responded to its 100th emergency alert in just over two years by sending urgent help to victims of flooding in Bangladesh.
Sharing lessons about crisis preparedness in Ethiopia
Helen Asnake discusses the recent learning hub event in Ethiopia with partners of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
Understanding the challenges of communicating with refugees in Europe
‘If you had to flee your country, what’s the one piece of technology you would take with you?’ asks an innovative new short film from BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity.
New HR platform to transform surge capacity
The Start Network and the CHS Alliance are pleased to launch a new interactive human resources (HR) platform to help HR and humanitarian staff share good practice and learn from each other when undertaking surge responses.