This course, while leveraging the decades of experience, inherent strength and uniqueness of the IFRC in disaster response, will enhance the knowledge and capacities of highly qualified and motivated Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers and new humanitarian professionals, resulting in more professional support to building sustainable and resilient communities and nations. This one-year Certificate course is an introductory level foundational course of 20 credits broadly covering i Humanitarian Principles and Values in context of Disaster Management, ii Introduction to Development, iii Introduction to Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Disasters, iv Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Planning and v Disaster Response and Recovery, initiated with an introduction to the world of the Red Cross.
Wildfires suggested by John Anderson Aral and Caspian Seas Environmental Disasters suggested by Michael Glantz Information on the history and nature of the severe human-induced environmental problems affecting these two inland seas can be found at: A Quest for Environmental Security.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. National Geographic May Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U. Although the Aral Sea and the Caspian Sea are two separate case studies, similarities exist and comparing them would be useful to establish patterns or lack thereof in disaster diplomacy for long-term disasters.
Major obstacles to immediate and effective change are the unstable political climate and state rivalries throughout central Asia. Some cooperation amongst the countries affected has been identified, likely because of the impending, detrimental economic and political impacts. Resolution is inhibited by lack of funding, lack of outside interest, and lack of expertise in dealing with such complex, intertwined environmental and international political problems.
Successes, either in small parts or over the entire scope of the environmental disasters, have the potential to yield further cooperation or to provide frameworks usable in the future for resolving regional challenges, including enmity. Armenia Earthquake suggested by Nick Cater 7 December earthquake This earthquake influenced the glasnost and perestroika processes, started inbecause: Furthermore, few rebuilding promises achieved much.
For example, heavy cranes were brought in to rebuild houses, but more than a Disaster rehabilitation complex afterwards, the cranes were still there without houses having been rebuilt.
As well, the Red Cross set up a specialised spinal injury institute for the Soviet Union, but when the Soviet Union collapsed, it turned out to be too big and costly for Armenia to operate.
Did the event influence the end of the Cold War or, at least, the speed and pathway by which the inevitable end occurred? Or was the earthquake simply a small input within the background noise of many, complicated, rapidly-evolving, interlinked events at all spatial scales? For example, from Novemberas part of a series of joint exercises, Argentina and the U.
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Two Regional Rescue Co-ordination Centres exist in the region--Ushuaia, Argentina and Mount Pleasant--so they need to collaborate for emergencies in the area.
On 30 Januarythe Falklands government gave permission for an Argentine Air Ambulance to land in order to evacuate a sick crew member from a fishing boat.
Permission was given on humanitarian grounds in that the insurers preferred the cheaper Argentine aircraft over the usual Chilean medevac company. The sick crew member was flown directly to Buenos Aires.
Commentary by Gregory Berger 12 March There is strong regional division in Bolivia that has become more strained since Evo took office--although it is arguably not his fault, but that of the oligarchy that has launched a vigorous and racist anti-Evo campaign.
Thus, the local lowland elite have been convincing the local non-indigenous campesino class as well as the Guarai indigenous population who are non-Andean that Evo will be stealing "their" gas and sending "hordes" of Andean Indians to "steal" their land.
There has been some controversy over the category of emergency that the flood in Trinidad has been classified. These countries are not quite diplomatic enemies--at least, not too often--but lessons could be learned on cross-border disaster management for nations with more diplomatic problems.
Some sources on the cross-border management of the Red River floods are: A River Runs Through It: Cross-border Issues in Disaster Response.
What we can learn from the Red River flood about transnational disasters". Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. For example, the French-speaking and Dutch-speaking territories are scattered throughout the Caribbean.
The Dutch-speaking locations have different statuses within the Netherlands, plus Suriname on the mainland is an independent state. Meanwhile, only one Central American country is not part of the Caribbean--El Salvador, but it is a member of the Association of Caribbean States ACS --while the English-speaking mainland countries of Belize and Guyana are often considered to be in the Caribbean Anglophone island community, since they are English "islands" in their respective regions, although Belize has a large Spanish-speaking population.
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, vol. A Challenge for Development. City Air Makes Men Free? This discussion on Goma following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in January examines disaster diplomacy beyond the initial, narrow question by querying the wider interactions amongst disaster events and international politics related to forced migrants.
The questions raised indicate how vulnerabilities must be viewed as dynamic, interactive processes which influence each other and thus cannot be viewed or "managed" in isolation.
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On 29 January Nov 14, · The Asahi Shimbun is widely regarded for its journalism as the most respected daily newspaper in Japan. The English version offers selected articles from the vernacular Asahi Shimbun. The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S.
Government’s response to disasters overseas. 13 ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE CHANGE BIOENERGY Disaster risk ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERIES MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT management systems analysis A guide book [ ] ISSN Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction Basic definitions on disaster risk reduction to promote a common understanding on the subject .
13 ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE CHANGE BIOENERGY Disaster risk ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERIES MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT management systems analysis A guide book [ ] ISSN The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, It is the outcome of stakeholder.