Issue 101 October 2005

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Selected Bibliography

The articles listed in this section come from the collection of the Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID). Request copies from CRID, citing the numerical reference code included with the title.

Disaster mitigation for drinking water and sewage systems

This CD contains a variety of training and public awareness materials on disaster mitigation in drinking water and sanitation systems. It promotes and facilitates the incorporation of disaster mitigation measures...

Hospital Disaster Planning COURSE - Instructors’ Course WORKSHOP

This training material (Spanish only) contains an updated and expanded second edition of the Hospital Disaster Planning Course. It provides the methodology and the content to prepare hospital plans that...

Hurricane season 2005

For the last several years, experts have predicted that hurricane seasons will become more active and destructive. The 2004 season lived up to that prediction, but the current hurricane season...

Agencies in El Salvador Discuss Importance of Social Communications in the Face of Disasters

El Salvador’s tallest volcano, the Ilamatepec volcano, had been dormant since the early 20th century until it erupted on 1 October, causing the evacuation of several thousand people and triggering...

New Web Site Piques Children’s Interest

“ABCDesastres” is a new web site where young students and their teachers can learn about natural disasters and risks. The Spanish-language web site is divided into a number of sections....

WHO Leads Health Cluster in Response to Pakistan Earthquake - PAHO Deploys Technical Expertise

By the end of October, the devastating 7.6 earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8 had claimed 55,000 lives and injured more than 75,000. The onset of winter weather and...

A Record-Breaking Year

Since 1953, the World Meteorological Organization maintains and updates the lists used to name Atlantic tropical storms. The 21 names repeat themselves every six years unless one is retired due...

Information Management Offers Humanitarian Agencies Opportunity for Coordination and Exchange

Managing information is a critical feature of humanitarian work, and agencies working in the field of risk reduction are convinced that the better an organization is able to compile, analyze...