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Sorry, I seem to have wiped out the list to date of introductions. Feel free to re-share your introductions again if you’d like to do this. This is a good way of developing professional relationships and networks which extend beyond the end of the PDRM!
We gave an overview of the background context of the Rohingya situation in the Zoom session of Wed 30th Sept. This is complemented by the Module 4 Notes and power-points.
I’m enclosing a BBC article – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54449401 on the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. It outlines the potential to a complex emergency developing, one which includes a mixture of IDPs and affected people. This complements the work on Complex Emergencies we covered in the Zoom of Wed 7th Oct.
Thanks to Antionio for his presentation on the Wed 7th Oct Zoom on his work with the UN in Iraq. It added enormously to our understanding of the challenges of working in these complex emergencies.
We’ll be focusing nex week’s Wed zoom (14th Oct) on Covid-19, and the impact particularly on the developing world. i’m enclosing here a couple of recent BBC references to Covid-19 the first is at https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54448589. This metions the just published World Bank 2020 Poverty & Shared Prosperity Report: Reversals of Fortune. This indicates that between 88-115 million more people this year globally are likely to fall back into ‘extreme poverty’ (ie surviving on under USD 1.90/day). This has put back global extreme poverty rates by about three years.
The second article is https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54442386. This is entitled ‘Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement’. It illustrates how complicated the agreed starategies are for combatting Covid-19. ;
Feel free to add any comments here, particularly thoughts on the applicability of both the Risk Matrix and DRR diagram to the Covid-19 scenario.
Feel free to add any comments on this section,particularly thoughts relating to maps or the customised DRR diagram.
Feel free to add any comments on this section, particularly you, Luther, who worked out here for 9 months.
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Following on from Kelly and Tarik’s comments, there’s quite a wide range of useful psycho-social-related articles in https://www.torqaid.com/bushfires. These are found as references in the bushfire volunteer I wrote, as well as a bushfire-related bibliography. The psycho-social readings are applicable across a whole range of hazards/disasters, not just bushfires.
I’ve just added on page.7 of the Humanitarian/Development Directory – found in https://www.torqaid.com/torqaid-toolkit, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2020). 2020 Goal Keepers Report: COVID-19 – A Global Perspective. Retrieved from https://www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/report/2020-report/#GlobalPerspective. This is a brilliant document, and illustrates how COVID-19 is affecting different countries disprortionately across the world. It links up Covid-19 to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which we will also be covering in Modules 4 & 5.