Disasterwise is an online platform for anyone interested in crisis management and disaster response.
Who dies, who doesn't, and why? Who decides, and how?
If humanitarianism represents how you would like the world to work, then Disasterwise shows you how it actually does.
A social enterprise, Disasterwise connects and informs everyone affected by crisis and disaster, including those who make life-and-death decisions; from professionals involved in 'blue light' emergency management and humanitarian coordination to civil servants, donors, corporate executives, the military, mayors and diplomats.
Our aim is to unpack the myths, maths and management of disasters so that we are no longer held hostage to the false assumptions of the past and can apply risk-informed evidence to challenge the management practices that determine disaster outcomes today.
After all, if we don't know the underlying cause of death and injury, and if we don't have some grasp of the behavioural psychology, disaster epidemiology and health economics involved in managing and reducing disaster risk, how can we know what policy, what practice, what investment has the greatest potential to stop people from dying and suffering unnecessarily? How can we save lives if we don't understand how they're threatened in the first place?
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