Programme for Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid

19th April 2013, 10:00 to 13:00, Elvet Riverside 2, Room 231, Durham University
Weather-related disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity leading to more cold spells, flooding and droughts and other extreme weather events. These can cause loss of life and livelihoods as well as damage the environment. These can be stressful for local communities, sometimes requiring extensive external assistance, often delivered as emergency and/or humanitarian aid. This seminar considers disaster research findings from one project based in Sri Lanka and another in the UK and raises important questions of interest to emergency planners and humanitarian aid workers. There will be opportunities for practitioners to discuss issues that arise for them. This event is co-organised by IHRR associate director Prof Lena Dominelli.
Places are limited, so please contact Carole Pickering at c.a.pickering@durham.ac.uk to book.

IHRR Mini-Conference – Disaster Preparedness, Response and Resilience

29th-30th April 2013, Durham University

The conference aims to explore internationally shared interests in research on environmental hazards as well as economic and social hazards.

The conference aims to explore internationally shared interests in research on environmental hazards (e.g. related to earthquakes, landslides, floods, climate change) as well as economic and social hazards (financial crises, security risks, conflict). The conference is open to all members of Durham University. Please email ihrr.admin@durham.ac.uk if you would like to attend. Space is limited.

International participants will include:
Prof Sarah Schoenbrodt and Prof Wulf from Tuebigen University, Germany
Dr Elizabeth Newnham from University Western Australia (currently visiting Harvard University USA)
Dr Caroline Orchiston, Otago University, New Zealand
Dr Thomas Wilson, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Prof José Manuel Mendes Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal