All articles related to "disasters and conflict":

Preventive measures key in planning for disasters

Earthquakes or floods can wipe out infrastructure—including health care facilities, when they’re needed more than ever. Given the risks to public health in the wake of a natural disaster, it’s important for health systems to plan ahead, according…

Physicians must play a greater role in social justice

Physicians need to step up their role in safeguarding human and civil rights because failure to do so can threaten the health and even the lives of individuals facing political persecution, social strife, racial discrimination, or other forms…

At HUBweek, experts focus on global health threats

October 8, 2015 — The roots of the current Syrian crisis may be found in the massive drought that afflicted the country between 2006 and 2009 and precipitated a migration of more than 1 million people from rural…

Harvard Chan School responds to earthquake in Nepal

[Fall 2015] On April 25, a massive earthquake in Nepal, and a major aftershock on May 12, killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It was the worst natural disaster to strike this rugged Himalayan…

Students train for disaster relief work

More than a hundred students and humanitarian relief professionals spent April 24-26, 2015 learning how to rapidly respond to a refugee crisis while being faced with a host of stressful distractions from confrontational child soldiers to rogue journalists.…