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IDRN Trainee Helps in Kenya Rescue Operations

Hey Guys,

Check out this amazing story of an IDRN member helping out at the West Gate Mall incident in Nairobi.

It seemed to be a normal Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya. After participating in an outreach at Kenyatta National Hospital, I exited the hospital…


Added by David Andrew Bopp on October 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery


Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren’t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by…

Added by Peter L. Higgins on December 31, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

SMS - Community Security - Crowdmapping...


I found this Youtube video to be relevant to any community that is working on improving situational awareness and improved security.  Also see:


In Georgia, 16 conflict-affected communities in the region of Shida Kartli use Elva to track security incidents in their area and to…


Added by Peter L. Higgins on January 15, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! North Sulawesi

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!

HAND Surabaya received report that there were two seismic events that rocked Manado. Northern Sulawesi early hours of Sunday, 10th March '13.

Mount Soputan: An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richer scale @ 7.5 km depth & 3.5 km from Mt Soputan. This resulted in numerous aftershocks & volcanic ash & debris increased…


Added by Inban Abraham Caldwell on March 10, 2013 at 6:57am — 27 Comments

Mid-Atlantic | Hurricane Sandy - National Capital Region...

Here are some sites that may prove useful as the Hurricane Sandy Disaster unfolds: 

FEMA Region III - Twitter Feed


Power Outages in DC, MD, VA area:…


Added by Peter L. Higgins on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Managing the #1 Disaster

Crowds are the #1 disaster to manage when disaster occurs 

Nairobi, Kenya

by James Mbeya

I was a witness to an accident as it occurred early morning (Friday 7th September 2012 at 6:15 am) on Nairobi’s infamous and ever busy James Gichuru St.

A cyclists and his passenger were hit by a “hit and runaway speeding vehicle”…


Added by Kerri Craig on September 10, 2012 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

How To Build A DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Soda Cans

How To Build A DIY Solar Air Heater From Old Soda Cans

The man in this picture, Peter Rowan, left his job as a self-described "corporate weenie", and instead took up teaching, writing and converting a shed into a reclaimed writer's studio.

 Because the studio was off-grid, electric space heating was not an option. So he set up a simple soda can space heater, using fans running off his solar panels to help channel the…

Added by David Andrew Bopp on August 2, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

A little background info on the technologies we deploy in disasters

  • We feature rapidly deployable solutions for a wide variety of critically needed humanitarian and disaster response technical demands. From single clinics and communications centers to infrastructure solutions and even turnkey field hospital encampments, Our Human Planet deploys technologies that we developed…

Added by Randy Roberson on August 1, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Practical Exercise/Deployment in SE Asia


We have conducted Virtually-Based Response Coordination Exercises (Global Door Exercises) several times in the past. 

Mike Adams has identified the need for a hands-on practical deployment and field exercise. 

This will provide a more concrete perspective on some of the tactical aspects of disaster response. 

I want to use this blog to brainstorm some ideas on moving forward with this - a concept of the operation if you will...

We need…


Added by David Andrew Bopp on June 11, 2012 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

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2018 Lombok, Palu, Sigi, Donggala (Indonesia) Response

Started by Filipus Imam Lewinta Tarigan. Last reply by Filipus Imam Lewinta Tarigan Oct 31, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi all,Just curious, is there already IDRN team responding to these areas? As I've heard, only local organizations can penetrate in as of now. (Can anyone confirm it?) Government have stopped SAR and now focusing on psychosocial intervention and…Continue

Tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, Response, Donggala, Sigi


Started by Timothy Teoh. Last reply by Pysong Cheng Dec 23, 2015. 1 Reply

HiI wanted to check to see if anyone knows where I can get long shelf life MRE in malaysia ? or do I have to import it in ? thanks.Continue

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