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Building Resilience at MX 2014 with J. Galen Buckwalter

imagesMOJFGVHDMany of the most technologically innovative organizations are turning to meditation, yoga, and technology detox retreats to help their employees stay focused, improve creativity, and reduce stress. Organizations recognize that they need to help build resilience in their employees if they hope to keep them healthy and thriving in our modern work environment…


Why increasing resilience has become a top priority for supply chain directors

The current flooding crisis gripping much of the UK highlights how vulnerable global supply chain and transport networks are to disruption. Globalisation has helped to fuel trade, consumption and economic growth, but also means events such as natural disasters and extreme weather have even more widespread economic consequences…


‘Cutting edge’ disaster response in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s disaster communications plan has been given a ground-breaking overhaul, supported by VSA volunteer Simon Donald. The country is now the first in the region to have a text-message disaster response system. Like all Pacific Islands, Vanuatu is vulnerable to natural disasters, such as cyclones and earthquakes. The National Disaster Management Office relies on reports from affected communities to inform its response, but Simon says they found that information could take a week, or even two, to reach the NDMO…


Why Are Some Children More Resilient To Post-Traumatic Stress?

NY — Children exhibit a range of responses to traumatic events such as natural disasters, with some suffering acute traumatic reactions that resolve over time and others experiencing long–term symptoms of post–traumatic stress…


HCM City to relocate 1,300 households to avoid natural disasters

At present, there are 1,294 households with 5,075 people living in 62 locations at risk of landslides and storms. These households will be urgently relocated. Among them, there are 462 households in the extremely dangerous areas in District 2, Binh Thanh, Nha Be, Binh Chanh and 832 households in the dangerous areas in Thu Duc and Can Gio districts.  According to the plan, this year the city will relocate 647 households (50 %), including 462 households in the particularly dangerous areas.  In 2015, the relocation of 388 households (30 %) will be completed and the remaining 259 households (20 %) will be relocated in 2016…

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