Archive for the ‘Disaster Management’ Category

Changing Of Heart Towards Refugees?

Friday, August 27th, 2021 |

  Are Americans experiencing a change of heart towards refugees? Since Aug 16, we've witnessed with dismay the immediate Taliban return to power in Afghanistan. We've viewed with horror the carnage of airport suicide bombings. We've peered inside the crammed compartment ...

“Massive” “Colossal” “Immense” and 305,140 Lebanese

Friday, August 7th, 2020 |

  “Massive” “Colossal” and “Immense” – words that inadequately describe the magnitude of the explosion which convulsed Beirut, Lebanon, three days ago. With the force of an early atomic bomb, 2,700 tons of highly combustible ammonium nitrate ignited in the congested ...

Meet Khalid Eddahiri – INMED Master’s in International Health Candidate

Friday, July 17th, 2020 |

  "How can international aid organizations better respond to human catastrophes, like what is unfolding at this moment in Yemen?" Khalid Eddahiri, United Nations Medical Officer and INMED Master's in International Health (MIH) candidate, is tackling this compelling question for his ...

Haitians Aided in Puerto Rico – It’s True!

Friday, January 19th, 2018 |

  In an inspiring paradigm shift, healthcare professionals from the island nation of Haiti journeyed to the island territory of Puerto Rico, providing emergency disaster assistance. Parallel to the Haitian earthquake of 2010, Hurricane Maria unleashed devastation on Puerto Rico on ...

What Is Today’s Most Urgent Humanitarian Crisis?

Friday, September 29th, 2017 |

  Sadly, we have a crowded line up of contenders for this moment's most pressing human catastrophe. They include Syrians fleeing ISIS, Yemen's cholera epidemic, South Sudanese facing starvation. Yet almost unnoticed, and eclipsing them all, are the more than 400,000 ...

Refugee Healthcare Phases

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 |

  At this moment, UNHCR estimates more than 63 million people are uprooted - more than at any time since WWII. In step with such mobilization, general aid and healthcare for refugees is becoming progressively more pressing, too.   Understanding the Refugee Emergency ...

INMED Award Recipient Returns Toward Mosul

Friday, May 12th, 2017 |

  Lawand Talal is journeying back into harm's way. Today the 2017 INMED Compassionate Service to Humanity Award Recipient is departing his post at the University of Missouri and traveling back into our world's bloodiest conflict: the battle to liberate the ...

My Grandfather Was An IDP

Friday, April 21st, 2017 |

Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are one startling facet of today's global refugee crisis. Accompanying well recognized conflicts in the Syria, Iraq, and Middle East are lesser known yet equally deadly locals of social strife causing people to flee for safety ...

Haiti Launches World’s Largest-Ever Emergency Cholera Vaccination

Friday, November 18th, 2016 |

  We all recall the devastating cholera epidemic that swept through Port-au-Prince following Haiti's 2011 earthquake. Whenever urban centers are disrupted the risk of cholera, causing rapid death via dehydration, is predictably high. So, it is laudable that now, just one ...

Happening Now: The World’s Largest Ever Refugee Exodus

Friday, October 28th, 2016 |

  Seven-year old Ariya, photographed here with her mother and siblings, fled the outskirts of Mosul last week as Kurdish and Iraqi military forces advanced to retake that city from ISIS. Ariya joins the over 3.3 million Iraqis displaced by the ...