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View Resource USAID/OFDA Annual Reports

Recently announced by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this site offers fast and easy access to recent fact sheets and updates from the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). These are accessed via pull-down menus organized by country and emergency. For example, there are separate entries for floods and Cyclone Hudah for Southern Africa. The bulletins are presented in...

https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/working-crises-and-conflict...
View Resource Natural Hazards Observer

The Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado Boulder offers a free online professional hazards publication called the Natural Hazards Observer. Readers will find information on current disaster issues; new international, national, and local disaster management, mitigation, and education programs; hazards research; political and policy developments; new information sources; upcoming...

https://hazards.colorado.edu
View Resource Officials and aid groups begin to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina

Striking an area west of New Orleans all the way east to Pensacola, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc across the southeastern United States earlier this week. One meteorological aspect that reduced the relative effect of the storm was the fact that a bit of dry air from the Midwest weakened the hurricane before it reached land and pushed the storm slightly to the east. While the damage to the area...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0902
View Resource International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

With a broad mission, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are involved in everything from disaster response and management to capacity building all over the globe. As one might expect, visitors to the site can learn about some of their more well-known programs in the "Get Involved" area on the homepage. Their homepage is also an excellent place to learn about some...

http://www.ifrc.org
View Resource Disaster Recovery Assistance

As one might imagine, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Disaster Recovery Assistance office works closely with other federal agencies, such as the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On their homepage, visitors can learn about their programs in various states, or they may wish to start by viewing some of their latest press releases....

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg-dr/
View Resource United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

As devastating natural disasters continue around the world, the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) continues to expand its scope. The "About us" section of the website clearly explains their role and goals for countries when an emergency or disaster strikes. Visitors will find that the "History of OCHA" paragraph explains the principles upon which it...

http://www.unocha.org/
View Resource ReliefWeb

The goal of ReliefWeb is to provide "reliable and relevant humanitarian information and analysis" and "help [people] make sense of humanitarian crises worldwide." ReliefWeb is administered by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and was started in 1996. The "Countries & Emergencies" tab across the top of the page allows visitors to choose countries on a...

https://reliefweb.int/
View Resource National Science Foundation: Disasters

This fine website from the National Science Foundation (NSF) addresses its subject thusly: "Whether caused by acts of nature, human errors or even malevolence, disasters are an increasingly costly threat." Released as part of their "Special Reports" series, this interactive site profiles the latest in disaster research from the NSF and the "Critical Role of Research". First-time visitors will want...

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/disasters/
View Resource 100 Resilient Cities Screenshot

The future of cities is the subject of much hand-wringing in urban policy circles. As of late, a popular topic has been the concept of urban "resilience" and the Rockefeller Foundation has taken this matter on with its 100 Resilient Cities initiative. On its website, first-time visitors should first explore the "What is Resilience?" area. Here, the topic is explained in detail and an infographic...

http://www.100resilientcities.org/
View Resource Rebuilding Haiti Screenshot

In this multimedia interactive story, readers will explore the rebuilding efforts undertaken by the Haitian government and scores of NGOs in the years since the January 2010 earthquake. Each page features a representative narrative of Hatian life post-earthquake, from the still-empty, multi-million dollar, brand new housing development Morne-a-Cabri, to the problems of illegal hill towns and...

http://apps.rue89.com/haiti/en/