Disaster and Emergency
A new site compiled by independent charity BBC Media Action. It gathers together BBC research and case studies (including clips and examples) which examine the role of the media in crisis communication. It gives examples of actual campaigns and guidelines on good practice. At present there are 6 specific case studies on the website: Syria, Gaza, Ebola, […]
…was held in Marrakesh this week. At the conference The World Bank launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network while the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) launched a report showing the link between natural disasters, climate change and global poverty. It argued that annually 26 million people are forced […]
New from UNOSAT download satellite-derived flood data in GIS vector format from the United Nations. It covers the period 2007 onwards and was developed to aid humanitarian aid agencies and can be downloaded into into online maps, ArcGIS and other GIS systems, such as Google Earth, UNOSAT also has a broader GIS and map online […]
Download the latest world ranking from United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security. It considers risk from extreme natural events and ranks 117 nations. This year’s report has a special focus on food security. The background section of the website compares with other factors. For other related indexes and reports on natural […]
The United Nations Office For the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has just released the latest annual report which has overall country and regional data. The full text can be downloaded from the website. It is a review of natural and conflict related disasters in 2014. Topics covered include overall funding and capacity., displacement and data […]
What do Americans fear? Find out in the Chapman University Survey. Categories include crime and natural disasters. Crime Survey for England and Wales has UK based data on public fears You can find other similar surveys via the UK Data Archive. European Crime Prevention Network has comparative resources.
The Communication and Complex Emergencies Project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC). The project’s main objectives are to highlight the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance. The website includes details […]
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched the Humanitarian Data Exchange to offer a single access point to statistics from the United Nations, NGOs and other bodies covering humanitarian issues such as refugees, food security and aid.
Education Cluster (UNICEF / Save the Children) A joint initiative from UNICEF and Save the children which aims to assist professionals working on subjects relating to the role and provision of education in emergencies and humanitarian crises. It is also very useful for researchers and students with an interest in the topic as it provides […]
Internet Verification Handbook How do you know if something published on the Internet is true? This free handbook has been published for journalists in emergency situations by the European Journalism Centre. It has guidance and tips on such topics as verifying images, user generated content and the accuracy of news footage. It contains useful checklists […]