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Children and Disasters – new report

    National Commission on Children and Disasters, 2010 Report to the President and Congress; 192 pp., Oct. 2010. An Exec. Summary is available. Recommendation #1.2. The President should accelerate the development and implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework … Continue reading

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More disaster updates

(1) Behind Scenes of Gulf Oil Spill, Acrimony and Stress. NY Times , Aug. 27. Interesting account of the behind the scenes struggles between BP and the federal government and among the many engineers involved. (2) Regarding Pakistan, the dimensions … Continue reading

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Pakistan – concerns about violence and militancy

This past week, several significant reports were issued that deal with the enormous importance of an effective and efficient recovery process in Pakistan.  Three of the best ones I found are: Floods expose civilian-military divide in Pakistan Massive flooding in … Continue reading

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More on the flooding in Pakistan

From the Christian Science Monitor, August 19 – Pakistan floods: Why aid is so slow compared to Haiti earthquake. Pakistan floods have displaced 4 million people, but aid to the country has been at a trickle compared to other catastrophes, … Continue reading

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The Catastrophic Flooding in Pakistan – extent still not clear

Although the flooding has gone on for weeks, somehow the full scale and impact of the catastrophic flooding has not been effectively communicated to the world at large.See Death toll rises from Pakistan flooding, CNN, August 16. In actuality, the … Continue reading

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International Disasters – some perspectives

While we in the U.S. have been focused on the oil spill and its many ramifications, elsewhere in the world at least three large countries (Russia, China, and Pakistan) have been experiencing record-setting disasters. According to the source ReliefWeb, August … Continue reading

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Three Significant New Reports on Federal Recovery Systems

Three new reports out this week (April 13) address some of the fundamental problems of  the current federal recovery system: (1) Heritage Foundation. Federalizing Disasters Weakens FEMA — and Hurts Americans Hit by Catastrophes. Report # 2398 by M. Mayer … Continue reading

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