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Crisis Response Journal edition 12:2 - Out now!

Crisis Response Journal edition 12:2 - Out now!

The next issue of CRJ is now available to subscribers. To get the latest in news, thought leadership, research and case studies across the whole gamut of crisis and emergency preparedness, resilience, prevention and response, subscribe now

Turning commitment into action – the EFDRR Open Forum is open for registration

Turning commitment into action – the EFDRR Open Forum is open for registration

Take part in the 2017 EFDRR Open Forum and help to transform the commitment of governments and stakeholders that were made during the WCDRR in Sendai into national and local action

Diagnostic laboratory reduced to the size of a microwave

Diagnostic laboratory reduced to the size of a microwave

CRJ's R&D Bloggers look at technology that could help reduce the prevalance of infectious diseases by diagnosing infected individuals, especially in countries with low resources

Antibiotic susceptibility

Antibiotic susceptibility

Introducing technology that could allow for easy tracking of drug-resistant bacteria and increase communication between microbiologists worldwide

Web-based technology for psychosocial preparedness

Web-based technology for psychosocial preparedness

After the 2011 terrorist attacks, the Norwegian Department of Health launched an effort to improve the quality of crisis intervention and to prevent violent radicalisation. CRJ presents a web-based education portal developed by RVTS East

Terrorist attack in Canada

Terrorist attack in Canada

Six people were killed and about 20 wounded after a gunman (or gunmen) opened fire at a mosque in Québec City on January 29, 2017, writes Lina Kolesnikova

An avoidable Alpine tragedy?

An avoidable Alpine tragedy?

SAR Blog Editor Martin Boyle looks at technology that could help to protect towns, resorts and other infrastructure against avalanches

A modern approach to screening for anaemia

A modern approach to screening for anaemia

Our R&D blog looks at HemaApp, a new application that screens haemoglobin levels using a smartphone flashlight

Online marketplace for aid products honoured in 'Tech for good' award

Online marketplace for aid products honoured in 'Tech for good' award

The Level Market (TLM), the world’s first ecommerce platform for aid products, has been named to the 2016 NT100, Nominet Trust’s selection of the 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world

Climate change and the bushfire threat in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Climate change and the bushfire threat in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

It is time to think very seriously about the risks that future fires will pose, says a new report from the Climate Council in Australia

Sleep deprivation in EMS: Causes, consequences and solutions

Sleep deprivation in EMS: Causes, consequences and solutions

Our R&D bloggers look at the issue of sleep deprivation, one of the primary health deficits in emergency medicine, which can have serious physiological, financial and social consequences

In pictures: Emergency's new building at Anabah's Maternity Centre

In pictures: Emergency's new building at Anabah's Maternity Centre

On Thursday December 8, the NGO Emergency inaugurated the new building at the Maternity Centre in Anabah, Afghanistan

Knowing your ‘knowns’ and managing the unknown – preparing for and responding to cyber incidents

Knowing your ‘knowns’ and managing the unknown – preparing for and responding to cyber incidents

Dominic Cockram of Regester Larkin presents some key lessons that will help organisations to prepare for the event of a cyber attack or data breach

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria SNAPP to attention

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria SNAPP to attention

Even if microbial resistance prevention fails, SNAPPs, or Structurally Nanoengineered Antimicrobial Peptide Polymers, could be a safe and effective alternative treatment for antibiotic resistant infections, say CRJ’s bloggers

SAR Blog: Look for the robots, they're coming to the rescue

SAR Blog: Look for the robots, they're coming to the rescue

It is entirely possible that in the near future you could be rescued by a robot or at the very least it will assist in locating you. The potential application for robot assisted search and rescue seems unlimited, says Martin Boyle

Searching for ground truth

Searching for ground truth

Brian Dillon says that crises present a growing theme of either information vacuum or a surplus of data that render clarity impossible. To find the ground truth, one has to go outside of one's personal or organisational comfort zone

Visualising the effects of traumatic brain injury in living brains

Visualising the effects of traumatic brain injury in living brains

It is important to consider the long-term effects of mild to severe traumatic brain injury on persons in disaster and combat situations, as they can be life altering, yet diagnosis can be difficult. New imaging techniques might be changing this

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

Advice for helicopter support in emergencies

The Mission Request Vade Mecum has been developed to help emergency frontline personnel to safely deal with helicopters at an incident, including police officers, firefighters, ambulances, and all other personnel who may be involved