disaster relief

1 Typhoon Aftermath: How’s the Philippines recovery going?

Hello! It’s 2014 and the Humanosphere podcast is back. This week, Tom Paulson and I look back at the previous year: What global health stories were most popular? Which ones were neglected and less attention-grabbing but really important? What’s Humanosphere’s outlook for this year? Then we move on to an…

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0 Three years later: Was the massive humanitarian response in Haiti a success?

Co-authored by Tom Murphy ——————————————————————————————————————————— Immediately after the 2010 quake, many Haitians were given tents as ‘temporary’ shelters. Three years later, nearly 400,000 still live in them. UNDP ——————————————————————————————————————————— The international community’s response to the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti was one of the largest disaster relief responses ever carried…

1 Two views on disaster relief in Japan

More than a month after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan, experts are still analyzing the cataclysmic event and coming to startling conclusions — such as the recent announcement the tsunami was more than 120 feet high in at least one location. Another surprising observation made early…