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The Red Cross in Haiti

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.

Burkinabe Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR)

CONASUR is a public institution with humanitarian vocation that was set up in order to adopt a strategy for prevention and reduction of the disastrous effects of natural disasters in Burkina Faso.

UN launches new initiative for urban risk management

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched a new initiative to support cities around the world to manage risk following the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters.

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Thu, 19/04/2012 - 08:53

UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping: Now open for applications

The UN-SPIDER hosted "Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response" taking place in Vienna on 17 - 19 July is now open for applications.

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Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:42

GIS and Social Media Team to Combat Disasters

Two of the world’s top technologies are consistently pairing up in what many believe is the evolution of information.

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Wed, 29/02/2012 - 15:20

Smart phones distribute disaster information

Following a Commonwealth grant to South Australia to improve preparedness for natural disasters, councils will be able to provide information to constituents via smart phones.

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:44
latitude: 
-25.2744
longitude: 
133.775

Disasters: Smart weather data can make a difference

“When should we plant?” is a question increasingly being asked by small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa who depend on rain-fed agriculture.

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:50
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

Disaster-hit areas in Japan to host international meeting on natural disasters

The Japanese government will host a ministerial-level international conference on natural disasters in early July in the three prefectures hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, accord

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Mon, 06/02/2012 - 12:52
latitude: 
38.2682
longitude: 
140.869

Disaster Averted: Instant Communication Saves Lives in Latin America

mBlox and InSTEDD Join Forces to Deliver Critical Services via Mobile to Vulnerable Populations in Latin America.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:12
latitude: 
-4.44204
longitude: 
-61.3269

Philippines: Geo-hazard maps go public

The Philippine government has made geo-hazard maps, which outline areas prone to natural disasters, publicly available in a bid to reduce vulnerability at community level.

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Tue, 31/01/2012 - 16:03
latitude: 
14.5995
longitude: 
120.984