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International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13th is International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day to promote a global culture...

  •  October 11, 2017
Caribbean Disaster Response Communications by ITC Global

Caribbean Disaster Response Communications by ITC Global

In the wake of the recent back-to-back hurricanes that have devastated the Caribbean, remote satellite...

  •  October 05, 2017
World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day

October 2nd is World Habitat Day, which is a day to reflect on the basic...

  •  October 02, 2017
Hurricane Season and the Dawn of the Technological Response

Hurricane Season and the Dawn of the Technological Response

The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico have recently faced trial after trial with the...

  •  September 20, 2017
Disaster Preparedness Steps for Small Businesses

Disaster Preparedness Steps for Small Businesses

A disaster of any size can turn a small business upside-down. A single tropical storm...

  •  September 20, 2017
Responding to Climate Change with Climate Science in Kenya

Responding to Climate Change with Climate Science in Kenya

Kenya, like many other climate vulnerable countries around the world, has experienced natural disasters and...

  •  September 19, 2017
Early warning, early action: Emerging innovations in disaster response

Early warning, early action: Emerging innovations in disaster response

In a disaster situation, the ability to detect developments and distribute information can save lives. Researchers...

  •  August 11, 2017
AIDF To Host Global Debate On Improving Disaster Relief And Development

AIDF To Host Global Debate On Improving Disaster Relief And Development

More than 300 decision-makers from leading NGOs, UN and disaster relief agencies, global aid and...

  •  August 02, 2017
Disasters & Climate Change: Impact & Exposure

Disasters & Climate Change: Impact & Exposure

In the nearly twenty years between 1996 and 2015, there were 7,056 disasters recorded worldwide,...

  •  July 24, 2017
Disasters & Climate Change: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

Disasters & Climate Change: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million persons in 1997 to...

  •  July 17, 2017
Call for Apps Supporting Disaster Relief & Development

Call for Apps Supporting Disaster Relief & Development

Following a fire in Fort McMurray, Canada which affected tens of thousands of residents, researchers...

  •  July 13, 2017
Natural Disasters and Income Inequality

Natural Disasters and Income Inequality

While much of the discussion surrounding economic disparity and natural disasters pertains to the affluent/low-income...

  •  July 12, 2017
July 11: World Population Day

July 11: World Population Day

Today, July 11, the world observes annual World Population Day by bringing population-related issues towards...

  •  July 11, 2017
Disaster Response Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

Disaster Response Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

As a world premiere on an international stage, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)...

  •  July 06, 2017
What Did the United Nations Buy Last Year?

What Did the United Nations Buy Last Year?

According to a recent report released by the UN, last year the United Nations increased...

  •  June 29, 2017
How Big-Name Corporations Are Introducing Innovation To Disaster Response Efforts

How Big-Name Corporations Are Introducing Innovation To Disaster Response Efforts

This month, Facebook announced an innovative new program designed to make use of the prevalence...

  •  June 27, 2017
International Community Honours Refugees on World Refugee Day

International Community Honours Refugees on World Refugee Day

On last Tuesday, June 20, the international community took a collective stand for the global...

  •  June 22, 2017
100 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts in Disaster Relief & Development

100 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts in Disaster Relief & Development

The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released a list of leading Twitter accounts...

  •  June 01, 2017
Democratising climate resilience and disaster response

Democratising climate resilience and disaster response

More than $1.5 trillion in damage was caused as a result of natural disasters across...

  •  April 20, 2017
REFUNITE Brothers Awarded as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

REFUNITE Brothers Awarded as Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

Today, 29th March 2017, the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation awards the co-founders of...

  •  March 29, 2017
[Infographics] Disasters and Migration in Southeast Asia

[Infographics] Disasters and Migration in Southeast Asia

The latest Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographics explores the causes and impact of...

  •  March 28, 2017
Focus on South East Asia: Myanmar

Focus on South East Asia: Myanmar

South East Asia is particularly prone to natural disasters: a situation which is compounded by...

  •  March 08, 2017
From Intent to Action: Highlights for Asian Ministers

From Intent to Action: Highlights for Asian Ministers

The world is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. With an estimated 98.5 million people...

  •  January 12, 2017
[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Education in sub-Saharan Africa

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Education in sub-Saharan Africa

The recent Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic provides a snapshot of the current...

  •  December 21, 2016
[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Disasters & Development Assistance in sub-Saharan Africa

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Disasters & Development Assistance in sub-Saharan Africa

Today, the world is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. A total of 574 disasters...

  •  December 19, 2016
[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Migration in sub-Saharan Africa

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience: Migration in sub-Saharan Africa

To celebrate International Migrants Day, on the 18th December, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has...

  •  December 16, 2016
[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience & Energy in sub-Saharan Africa

[infographic] Infrastructure Resilience & Energy in sub-Saharan Africa

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access...

  •  December 14, 2016
The Global Humanitarian Overview 2017: Record funds for record need

The Global Humanitarian Overview 2017: Record funds for record need

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in collaboration with humanitarian...

  •  December 09, 2016
Ethiopian Government Aims to Mitigate Floods with New Dams

Ethiopian Government Aims to Mitigate Floods with New Dams

The Ethiopian Government is planning to construct two new dams to mitigate Ethiopia’s devastating and...

  •  November 23, 2016
Protecting the rights of every child

Protecting the rights of every child

On the 20th of November, the UN and UNESCO mark Universal Children’s Day devoted to promoting...

  •  November 21, 2016
The World Disasters Report 2016: the Ignition for Building Resilience

The World Disasters Report 2016: the Ignition for Building Resilience

The world today is facing unprecedented crises and growing challenges. It has been estimated that...

  •  October 28, 2016
United Nations Day

United Nations Day

United Nations Day is observed on the 24th October each year, 2016 marks the 71st...

  •  October 25, 2016
International Day for Disaster Reduction: “Live to Tell”

International Day for Disaster Reduction: “Live to Tell”

The 13th October marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction; the 2016 “Live to Tell”...

  •  October 12, 2016
Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016: CHIP Takeaways

Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016: CHIP Takeaways

We were among the over 300 attendees convened in Washington, D.C. for the Aid & International...

  •  September 30, 2016
World Renowned Humanitarian Experts Gathered at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

World Renowned Humanitarian Experts Gathered at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 was held in Washington D.C. on 7-8 September...

  •  September 22, 2016
Planet of the Apps at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

Planet of the Apps at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

The Planet of the Apps, as part of the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 on...

  •  September 16, 2016
World Panel to Address Energy Poverty at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

World Panel to Address Energy Poverty at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

Access to energy is categorized by the UN as nothing less than a basic human...

  •  August 30, 2016
[infographic] Technology’s Role in Disaster Aid Relief

[infographic] Technology’s Role in Disaster Aid Relief

Thousands of people are killed every year in natural disasters. Rescue teams and aid agencies...

  •  August 23, 2016
The Aftermath of Louisiana: Improving Resilience to Flooding

The Aftermath of Louisiana: Improving Resilience to Flooding

Unprecedented rainfall in the U.S. State of Louisiana, more than four times the average amount...

  •  August 22, 2016
World Humanitarian Day: Uniting as ‘One Humanity’

World Humanitarian Day: Uniting as ‘One Humanity’

With more than 130 million people around the world in need of humanitarian assistance to...

  •  August 19, 2016
Emergency Lighting Solution Improves Education

Emergency Lighting Solution Improves Education

Speedtech Energy, the leading manufacturer of solar energy-saving lighting devices in emerging markets, has accumulated...

  •  August 15, 2016
NRS International launches interactive Virtual Disaster Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

NRS International launches interactive Virtual Disaster Simulation at Global Disaster Relief Summit

NRS International and the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) will launch a Virtual Disaster...

  •  August 04, 2016
The Role of Reliable Solar-powered Lighting in Modern Day Disaster Relief Efforts

The Role of Reliable Solar-powered Lighting in Modern Day Disaster Relief Efforts

What would you classify as basic human needs? Food, water and shelter. At least, that’s...

  •  August 04, 2016
Disaster Relief - Approaches to Providing Emergency Shelter

Disaster Relief - Approaches to Providing Emergency Shelter

Displacement has always been a complex and pressing issue. On one hand, UNHCR, the UN Refugee...

  •  July 20, 2016
Overcoming challenges in deploying ICT solutions for disaster response

Overcoming challenges in deploying ICT solutions for disaster response

ICT and communications solutions are vital to disaster response operations. The latest figures show that...

  •  July 15, 2016
Disaster Relief and the Startup Phenomenon

Disaster Relief and the Startup Phenomenon

The ‘startup’ business model is now a truly global phenomenon. As the world becomes more...

  •  July 11, 2016
Drone Technology Revolutionising Disaster Relief

Drone Technology Revolutionising Disaster Relief

Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are increasingly coming to the forefront of humanitarian technology...

  •  July 07, 2016
Availability of Funds in Southeast Asia

Availability of Funds in Southeast Asia

To provide the southeast of Asia with the necessary funding, both the World Bank and...

  •  June 03, 2016
From delivering aid to ending need: reflections on World Humanitarian Summit

From delivering aid to ending need: reflections on World Humanitarian Summit

With an increasing number of people affected by humanitarian crisis and insufficient resources to ensure...

  •  May 27, 2016
Improving Disaster Response through Road Safety and Cross Sector Collaboration

Improving Disaster Response through Road Safety and Cross Sector Collaboration

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has partnered with Grab,...

  •  May 19, 2016
UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters

UN and Philippines using drones to help farmers tackle climate disasters

The Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are using...

  •  May 11, 2016
JCB Donates 3CX Backhoe Loader To Help Quake-Hit Ecuador

JCB Donates 3CX Backhoe Loader To Help Quake-Hit Ecuador

JCB has donated a 3CX backhoe loader worth $100,000 to help rescue and clear-up operations...

  •  May 09, 2016
Facebook Trucks, Songs and Smartphones: A different view of post-quake Nepal

Facebook Trucks, Songs and Smartphones: A different view of post-quake Nepal

Like most things in Nepal, the mountainous country’s transport is colourful. All along the highway...

  •  April 13, 2016
Inspiring Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2016 Edition

Inspiring Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2016 Edition

Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current or emerging challenges, including climate change, ever-growing...

  •  April 07, 2016
Dates and topics announced for 8th AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

Dates and topics announced for 8th AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016

The 8th annual AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit will return to the Ronald Reagan Building...

  •  April 04, 2016
Indonesia floods remind of cross-sector collaboration

Indonesia floods remind of cross-sector collaboration

A recent report by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters” states that 90%...

  •  March 16, 2016
Compulsory First Aid Training Prepares Citizens for Disaster

Compulsory First Aid Training Prepares Citizens for Disaster

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin There is no...

  •  March 15, 2016
Help Us Identify Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2016 Edition

Help Us Identify Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2016 Edition

Last year, the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) published “Solutions That Are Saving Lives in...

  •  March 09, 2016
National disaster mitigation agency highlights need for shelters in South East Asia

National disaster mitigation agency highlights need for shelters in South East Asia

There have been multiple warnings of the tsunami issued by the Indonesian, Thai and Australian...

  •  March 03, 2016
Impact of Natural Disasters and Outlook for 2016

Impact of Natural Disasters and Outlook for 2016

Nepal earthquake that happened in April 2015 has killed approximately 9,000 people. A recent study...

  •  February 26, 2016
The use of satellite imagery to meet the needs in emergency situations: myths and realities

The use of satellite imagery to meet the needs in emergency situations: myths and realities

It is well known that Earth observation (EO) satellites constitute a versatile source of geographic...

  •  January 26, 2016
[infographic] Refugees in Sub-Saharan East Africa

[infographic] Refugees in Sub-Saharan East Africa

Recent AIDF infographic provides a snapshot on the pressuring refugee crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. At...

  •  January 11, 2016
Understanding and addressing root causes of displacement

Understanding and addressing root causes of displacement

While a large number of people are driven away from their houses due to numerous...

  •  January 05, 2016
Irregular Migrant, Refugee Arrivals in Europe Top One Million in 2015

Irregular Migrant, Refugee Arrivals in Europe Top One Million in 2015

International Organization of Migration (IOM) has confirmed that over one million refugees and migrants have...

  •  January 04, 2016
South Sudan: 15,000 children recruited to fight

South Sudan: 15,000 children recruited to fight

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates 15,000 to 16,000 children may have been used...

  •  December 23, 2015
International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Last Saturday, 5th December, was recognised as the International Volunteer Day (IVD) dedicated to celebrating the...

  •  December 07, 2015
Recognising importance of GIS for Humanitarian Aid Organisations

Recognising importance of GIS for Humanitarian Aid Organisations

Today, 18th November, is dedicated to mark importance of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS). While...

  •  November 18, 2015
Disaster Risk Reduction efforts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Disaster Risk Reduction efforts in the Greater Horn of Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there are still significant communication gaps between climate information producers and...

  •  November 17, 2015
Top 10 Biggest Recipients of Humanitarian Relief in the Last Decade

Top 10 Biggest Recipients of Humanitarian Relief in the Last Decade

In the last decade there have been ten crises that have attracted the most significant...

  •  October 29, 2015
Ensuring rapid response during the Nepal earthquake with car lifting system SPACCER from Germany

Ensuring rapid response during the Nepal earthquake with car lifting system SPACCER from Germany

World market leading patented car lifting system SPACCER is ideally suited for rapid reaction after...

  •  September 29, 2015
Nepal: 100 days after the earthquake

Nepal: 100 days after the earthquake

The 25 April earthquake in Nepal, and the 12 May earthquake that followed it, left...

  •  September 23, 2015
XLA’s GlobalCorps: The Solution for Talent Acquisition

XLA’s GlobalCorps: The Solution for Talent Acquisition

Connecting the Right Talent Enables Organizations to Build Teams for Humanitarian Assistance and International Development...

  •  September 21, 2015
Annual AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit Concluded in Washington D.C.

Annual AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit Concluded in Washington D.C.

The seventh annual AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit was held in Washington D.C. on the 10th and 11th...

  •  September 18, 2015
Global Disaster Relief Summit Working to Continue the Efforts of World Humanitarian Day

Global Disaster Relief Summit Working to Continue the Efforts of World Humanitarian Day

“In a world that is ever more digitally connected, each of us has the power...

  •  August 18, 2015
Connect the fundraisers to the financiers and #ShareHumanity

Connect the fundraisers to the financiers and #ShareHumanity

By Beverley Gwadera, Head of Business Development (NGOs) at Ebury.   For the last seven...

  •  August 18, 2015
How Social Media Moved People to Act in Flood-Ravaged Myanmar

How Social Media Moved People to Act in Flood-Ravaged Myanmar

Myanmar’s flooding crisis, caused by several days of monsoon rains and Cyclone Komen, has affected...

  •  August 12, 2015
Changing the world, one transfer at a time

Changing the world, one transfer at a time

NGOs may not seem the most typical participants in the foreign exchange market, but they...

  •  August 06, 2015
Operational Efficiency and Supply Chain Management

Operational Efficiency and Supply Chain Management

At this year’s AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit, NRS International will be leading a conference...

  •  August 04, 2015
ARPA Leads Global Disaster and Emergency Relief Solutions with SITEC

ARPA Leads Global Disaster and Emergency Relief Solutions with SITEC

This rapid response engineering and medical system can be deployed quickly right in the aftermath...

  •  July 24, 2015
Make sure your funds always end up in the right hands

Make sure your funds always end up in the right hands

Ebury is proud to be working with the AIDF in the build up to our...

  •  July 02, 2015
Humanitarian Aid and Trends in Procurement

Humanitarian Aid and Trends in Procurement

AIDF has released an infographic that explores humanitarian aid and trends in procurement. Within disaster...

  •  June 25, 2015
AIDF Summit at the UNCC Bangkok Discussed the Importance of Innovation in Humanitarian Aid

AIDF Summit at the UNCC Bangkok Discussed the Importance of Innovation in Humanitarian Aid

Aid & Response Summit at the UNCC Bangkok Discussed the Importance of Innovation in Humanitarian...

  •  June 24, 2015
Delivering aid and improving resilience through technological innovations in Asia Pacific

Delivering aid and improving resilience through technological innovations in Asia Pacific

Over 300 representatives from governments, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and private sector companies are gathering...

  •  June 10, 2015
60 seconds interview - Michael O’Connor, Vice President Radio Channel Sales, Motorola Solutions Inc.

60 seconds interview - Michael O’Connor, Vice President Radio Channel Sales, Motorola Solutions Inc.

Aid International Forum has conducated the 60 seconds interview with Michael O'Connor, Vice President Radio...

  •  June 09, 2015
60 Second Interview - Hazem El Mahi from NRS International

60 Second Interview - Hazem El Mahi from NRS International

Aid International Development Forum has conducted a 60 second interview with Hazem El Mahi, Senior Business Development...

  •  May 20, 2015
Emerging climate change cross- border conflicts along the Kenyan borderlands

Emerging climate change cross- border conflicts along the Kenyan borderlands

Environmental issues straddle borders and boundary lines. There are many different ways states and borderland...

  •  May 19, 2015
Building Resilience, Transforming the Future: The Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

Building Resilience, Transforming the Future: The Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

Women are disproportionately affected by disasters but are rarely included in disaster planning. The Third...

  •  May 15, 2015
Are natural disasters on the rise?

Are natural disasters on the rise?

Cyclone Lam, Pam and now Nathan – natural disasters have filled our news in recent...

  •  May 15, 2015
The Role of mLearning: Technological Breakthroughs for Global Literacy

The Role of mLearning: Technological Breakthroughs for Global Literacy

mLearning is the ability to access educational resources, tools and materials at any time and...

  •  May 14, 2015
Building Disaster Response Capacity Across the Civil-Military Spectrum

Building Disaster Response Capacity Across the Civil-Military Spectrum

States are increasingly contributing military assets in disaster emergencies. Many governments are gearing up for...

  •  May 12, 2015
Safe Motherhood: Continuum of Care for Maternal Health in Disasters

Safe Motherhood: Continuum of Care for Maternal Health in Disasters

This weekend marked Mother’s Day and as such is a poignant reminder of the challenges...

  •  May 11, 2015
Solutions That Are Saving Lives in Humanitarian Response

Solutions That Are Saving Lives in Humanitarian Response

As record numbers of people are displaced by disaster and conflict, the humanitarian community faces...

  •  May 08, 2015
#NepalQuake: The Need for Effective Emergency Response and Recovery as the Death Toll Rises

#NepalQuake: The Need for Effective Emergency Response and Recovery as the Death Toll Rises

On Saturday, April 25th Nepal was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake, the worst to...

  •  May 06, 2015
HESCO® Flood and Storm Barriers

HESCO® Flood and Storm Barriers

HESCO® flood and storm barriers are used around the world to defend against threats posed...

  •  April 29, 2015
A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

Digital Humanitarians are responding in full force to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. Information...

  •  April 27, 2015
SkyLIFE Technology and Immediate Disaster Relief

SkyLIFE Technology and Immediate Disaster Relief

Despite the tremendous advances in disaster preparedness and improved management of humanitarian supply chains since...

  •  April 27, 2015
Higher education, distance learning and technology

Higher education, distance learning and technology

There has been phenomenal growth in higher education (HE) in the Commonwealth, as in the...

  •  April 10, 2015
Emerging Technologies and Emerging Needs For Urbanised Disaster Risk Reduction

Emerging Technologies and Emerging Needs For Urbanised Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural disasters are increasing in frequency, intensity, unpredictability and economic costs. In the last few...

  •  April 07, 2015
[E-book] Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Emergency Procurement

[E-book] Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Emergency Procurement

Looking ahead to the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2015, the Aid and International Development...

  •  April 07, 2015
Disaster-related displacement: time to put knowledge into action

Disaster-related displacement: time to put knowledge into action

IDMC report reveals an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for...

  •  March 31, 2015

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