Mapping Underlying Risk Factors in West Africa

Mapping Underlying Risk Factors in West Africa

The Risk Reduction Index (RRI) is helping villages, cities, countries and regions map the underlying risks that render them vulnerable to natural disasters.
Collaborative Efforts

Collaborative Efforts

Disaster can strike at any moment, at home or abroad.  While preparation is vital, relief responses are integral in the aftermath.
Facing the Horror of Haiyan

Facing the Horror of Haiyan

When the cameras leave, the continuation of American engagement becomes increasingly necessary.
Water and Sanitation Safeguarding Against Secondary Disasters

Water and Sanitation: Safeguarding Against Secondary Disasters

In the aftermath of a disaster, providing clean water is crucial to prevent outbreaks of cholera — and other waterborne diseases — that can have devastating consequences on human life.
Craig Morgan Be a Hero in Your Own Home

Craig Morgan: Be a Hero in Your Own Home

The country music star has joined forces with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to raise public awareness and prevent future tragedies.
Safety Information in the Palm of Your Hand

Safety Information in the Palm of Your Hand

American Red Cross mobile apps send critical information to people's mobile phones when they need it most.
Preparation Can Make Disasters Less Devastating

Preparation Can Make Disasters Less Devastating

Disaster risk management protects lives and economies in an era of intensifying natural disasters.
Natural Disaster and Economic Devastation

Natural Disaster and Economic Devastation

As climate change exacerbates and contributes to the increasing incidence of natural disasters, development efforts in already fragile economies are placed in jeopardy.
The Best Rewards from a Culture of Helping Others

The Best Rewards from a Culture of Helping Others

Village savings and loan programs are producing a ripple effect, especially among women.
One Syrian Refugee and the Dream of Many

One Syrian Refugee and the Dream of Many

Razan, a 20-year-old Syrian refugee living in Jordan, clings to the hope that she will one day return to the classroom to earn her degree.
Syria A Snapshot of Conflict

Syria: A Snapshot of Conflict

Robert X. Fogarty explains how photography has the unmatched ability to capture the human emotions felt in times of crisis.
Life After Haiyan An Uncertain Future

Life After Haiyan: An Uncertain Future

Like many survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, Lian Fernandez, a high school senior, is struggling to regain her footing.
Home Fire Prevention and Preparedness

Home Fire Prevention and Preparedness

Heather Caldwell of Kidde Fire Safety answers your questions about home safety.
Mismanaged Goodwill Can Become a Disaster Within a Disaster

Mismanaged Goodwill Can Become a Disaster Within a Disaster

The environment after a disaster is too often too hectic for organizations to implement strategies without extensive preparation. 
Safe and Sound Actress Sienna Miller Aids Global First Responders

Safe and Sound: Actress Sienna Miller Aids Global First Responders

Sienna Miller is already well known for her work on the big screen and in the fashion industry. Now, as a first responder, she’s lending her voice to honor the unsung heroes of global disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Don t Get Caught Off Guard

Emergency Preparedness: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard

Disasters can strike without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services — water, gas, electricity or telephones — were cut off?
Drop Cover Hold On How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Drop, Cover, Hold On: How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year. Here are life-saving tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake strikes. 
Rebuilding Lives and Communities in the Face of Disaster

Rebuilding Lives and Communities in the Face of Disaster

We sat down with Bill Decker, response team member of ShelterBox USA, to talk about the importance of preparation in the face of disaster.
Will Your Pet Survive a Natural Disaster

Will Your Pet Survive a Natural Disaster?

ASPCA response expert Dr. Dick Green shares tips on how to keep your furry friends safe when disaster strikes.