Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season

Utah earthquake
More than 140,000 unenforced masonry buildings along the Wasatch Front would place thousands of Utah residents at risk during an earthquake, according to state emergency officials. Full story:


Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season

With the monsoon season just around the corner, 700,000 Rohingya refugees brace themselves for cyclonic winds, never ending rain and deadly landslides. As a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) partner of UNHCR and with support from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, ACTED has been leading the disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities within five camps in the Kutapolong ‘Mega Camp…


Australian regulator outlines market integrity rules for technological and operational resilience

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a consultation paper outlining proposals for new market integrity rules for securities and futures market operators and participants that promote technological and operational resilience of their critical systems.

The regulator notes that failures of critical systems can have a severe impact on market integrity. For instance, there have been more errors with participants’ systems and processes that result in worse price outcomes for clients; client money are put at risk. The regulator has also noticed settlement failures, and anomalous, and in some cases manipulative, orders impacting the integrity of the market….

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