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World leaders reach historic deal to tackle climate change

Diplomatic efforts and international willingness to compromise brought a historic climate agreement in Paris this weekend as 196 countries agreed a landmark deal to tackle…

World Humanitarian Day 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to…

Wilton Park media workshop in Vietnam

Facilitating a workshop for journalists takes Wilton Park to Vietnam for the first time. Publicising disaster preparedness activity through the news is a crucial part of…

Addressing the changing landscape of humanitarian action: encouraging complementarity rather than competition

The contours of global power and influence are changing. Rising global powers are playing an increasingly active humanitarian role, and international development architecture is changing.

Reducing disaster risk in South and South East Asia

In partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) we are hosting a high level, two day discussion on managing urban flood risk in Southeast…

World Humanitarian Day 2013

Today is World Humanitarian Day – the fourth such day since the date was designated as such in 2009. The day commemorates the…

Using science better to reduce the risk of disasters

Ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, we launch our report on building global resilience through scientific innovation following our recent conference. This…

Kenyan fuel pipeline blast flooding in South Asia

The blast of a leaking fuel pipeline in Kenya and the explosion at a French nuclear storage plant on 12 September as well as the…

Gearing ourselves up

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: This has been an interesting summer around the world; many people engaged in foreign affairs…

Is a humanitarian disaster a domestic issue?

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: I have just received a New Years greeting by email from the…