Disaster response

How disability rights advocates want to change the landscape of disaster response.
The minute-long commercial highlights the company's emergency response plans.
These events remind us of our vulnerability and as the story unfolds they will underscore the critical importance of preparedness, response and long-term recovery.
Humanitarian organizations and the citizens they serve are overwhelmed by the speed of change and the onslaught of information. In response, digital humanitarians (individuals who participate in humanitarian relief online) have organized into skilled teams online to decipher the signals from the noise and thus provide accurate data.
Just days into the crisis, the American public realized that the human and animal tragedies were bound together, and they were rooting for all to survive and get back on their feet.
Even though she continues to receive threats from her father's friends in the community, BK has found her voice and strength. She wants to go back to her village and help other women in her community.
Amidst the destruction and aftermath of the recent earthquake in Nepal, daily miracles and moments of compassion illustrate what is possible when humanity bands together -- babies pulled alive from rubble, mothers sheltering hours-old newborns and citizens rushing in from around the world to provide relief to massive suffering.
While the first harvest is entirely lost, the hope is that farmers can plant again before the rains stop altogether so that there is hope of having some food to harvest this year. However, the crops will still take months to grow and many families will need food assistance in the interim.
What started this unfortunate chain of events? A tripped electrical breaker created smoke that engulfed the tunnel near DC
How do we heed the advice of Mr. Gates and act today to enable the major leaps of the next decade that will save hundreds of thousands of lives?