Disaster Risk Reduction Technical Paper Excerpt

Trends in disaster impacts – lower mortality, but higher cost Over the past decades, number of disaster events across the world have devastated many communities. According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), over 600,000 people died, 4.1 billion people were injured, or became homeless and needed emergency assistance over the last two decades due to natural disasters. A recent trend is observed that the substantial investments in economy and social infrastructure, are increasingly damaged by disasters. CRED, in its 2017 annual disaster statistical review, highlighted that there were fewer natural disasters, deaths, and total people affected in 2017, however wit

Emergency Response Team Training

Field Ready’s emergency response team is equipped to respond to disasters within 72 hours. We have responded to a number of emergencies recently. Here's some examples: the water crisis in South Sudan, the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean and volcano Ambae in Vanuatu. The Pacific Region is one of the most prone to disasters including, floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. We are currently building our roster in the Pacific Region so we can respond to the number of disasters in the region. Our recruitment process entailed training by our senior team and guest lecturers, covering a range of humanitarian topics such as protection, inclusion, the vuln

Iraq Soap Project Outcomes

In acute emergencies, children face a disproportionate risk of disease due to various factors perpetuated by poor water quality, lack of water and soap among many other reasons. Field Ready has been working with Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to research, develop and implement a handwashing intervention for kids by using locally manufactured soap with a toy to incentivize handwashing. While our pilot was implemented in Iraq and initial outcomes came back positive, further indicators have since been determined. The results have been published in the International Journal for Hygiene and Environmental Health, “Child’s play: Harnessing play and curiosit

Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire

On September 22 and 23, the Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire was held. Featuring both established international and emerging local “makers,” the Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire is the first maker faire featuring innovations in the humanitarian and international development sector. A family-friendly celebration featuring cutting-edge advanced and appropriate technology, digital fabrication, DIY science, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, drones, bicycles, hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and more. The event was led by Nepal Communitere, the Nepali branch of Communitere International, an innovative non-profit, pioneering an effective international model

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