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We have too little data to know how to help countries like Nepal recover from natural disasters

No one collects data on disaster relief. That's a big problem.

Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?

In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion argues that humanitarian organisations are fundamentally WEIRD - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unless that changes, he says, they will always struggle to understand the communities in which they work.

What works and doesn't in disaster health response

Research suggests that many international health-oriented responses are poorly targeted. So what kind of health response would best target the needs of the Nepalese?

Nepal customs holding up earthquake relief efforts, says United Nations

UN Nepal representative Jamie McGoldrick says material is piling up at Kathmandu airport instead of being distributed, as death toll reaches 6,621

Insuring for Disaster

We can’t prevent tragedies like the Nepal quake, but we can find a better way to help.

Aid agencies pour into Nepal – and then what?

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster of the scale of Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the scramble by aid agencies to respond can easily descend into chaos.

How not to rebuild Nepal

Lessons from Haiti five years after its earthquake

A Group Of Naked Tourists Is Being Blamed For A Deadly Earthquake In Malaysia

The Malaysian government says it is barring some of the foreigners from leaving the country for allegedly causing a sacred mountain's wrath.

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan-that one was the third of the week-and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference.

The Fallout - The New Yorker

Seven months later: Japan's nuclear predicament.

16 years after Columbine, how 'never again' became 'oh, well'

Welcome to America, the land of blue jeans, rock and roll, and sporadic meaningless mass murder.

Radioactive waste found in St. Louis residential area

The Army Corps of Engineers confirmed it has found nuclear weapons waste from the Manhattan Project in the floodplain of a contaminated creek

Can a photograph define a crisis? BBC News

The picture of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying face-down on a Turkish beach has provoked furious debate about what the UK and EU are doing to stem the worst...