When presidents are seeking reelection, federal aid comes more often and more quickly.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.
Researchers are using mixed reality technologies to investigate how people behave in in emergency situations. The findings are helping shape disaster responses.
Flood-related stress can have a negative impact on pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. But our research found there are many strategies that can limit the harm.
Internet technologies and the devices that enable information access and transfer are useful in crisis management. Accessing these readily available digital technologies can help community resiliency.
Relying on incarcerated workers in emergencies such as the wildfires ravaging parts of the US is a cheap alternative for states. But what protections are there for prisoners?
Knowing what makes an effective response to natural disasters will be increasingly important as the climate crisis intensifies.
Important news coverage or voyeurism disguised as journalism? It's complicated.
Medieval disaster response was not so different to the measures we use today.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
The South African National Defence Force has suffered from terrible neglect over the past 25 years of democracy.
The COVID-19 pandemic may trigger large-scale disruptions such as school closures, event cancellations and movement restrictions.
Australia can learn from how India used community hubs to bridge the gap between government and local communities in the challenging years of reconstruction.
One lesson from Australia’s past bushfire disasters is that too many homes are underinsured. But it’s a lesson we’ve failed to learn.
The convergence of technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and virtual reality may offer hope for the way we manage future bushfire disasters.
Researchers like myself are finding transformative new ways to help planners, leaders and first responders tackle disasters from afar.
Most of the time, these operations were not urgent – unlike the one following this disaster that summoned some 600,000 people to the site of the worst nuclear accident of all time.
After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, try to support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
Governments must think about older people’s relationships with pets when they’re planning both aging-in-place strategies and disaster management.
Engineers know how and where to build to minimize earthquake damage. But laws don’t always reflect that wisdom. A new study suggests it’s because of a mismatch between risk perceptions and reality.