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11 Feb 2019

Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, struck the Philippines in November 2013. It is considered one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded with Category 5-equivalent winds and five to six-meter storm surges at landfall. It left neighbourhoods and infrastructure in...
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01 Feb 2019

Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Effective collaboration between the private and humanitarian sectors is important in post-disaster response and recovery. It can help to ensure that immediate action is taken efficiently and support the building of local capacity to respond to future disasters. The Working...
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25 Jan 2019

Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, is focused on exploring the best ways for the private and humanitarian sectors to collaborate in support of localisation and local capacity building in disaster response activities. One...
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16 Jan 2019

Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake and series of aftershocks that destroyed or damaged in excess of 800,000 homes and affected over 6 million people (source: Shelter Projects Nepal Earthquake Overview). The severity of the earthquakes, the scale...
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07 Jan 2019

Vantage Partners and World Vision International at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE on the 8th February, will look at developing mutually beneficial relationships between the private and humanitarian sectors.
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07 Jan 2019

QSAND and the Sustainable Development Goals

Through QSAND we are making a contribution to aid the achievement of several of these goals in disaster-affected communities around the globe.
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20 Dec 2018

RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE’s Watford campus on 8th February 2019, is focused on exploring the best ways for the humanitarian and private sectors to work together to develop local capacity for longer- term sustainability and...
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12 Dec 2018

Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Goal number 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. From 2000 to 2016, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity increased from 78 per cent to 87 per cent, but...
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15 Oct 2018

Working Together for Disaster Relief – Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action

On the 8th of February BRE will be hosting the Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, which aims to bring professional and financial services, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors together with humanitarian actors to examine ways that these groups can work together...
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11 Oct 2018

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018: – QSAND supporting the reduction in direct disaster economic losses

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. Each year a different theme of disaster reduction is highlighted, and for 2018 the focus is on reduction of...
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