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Training Materials
for Wireless-U Workshop

Our Mission
We are here to provide information about:

  • The disasters, both natural and manmade, and
  • A range of Emergency Communication Technologies –to help the disaster survivors and the responders in the way that they can choose the appropriate technology suitable to perform emergency rescue and recovery operations which enables the victims to recover from all the post disaster hazards as well as the responders can help to mitigate the disaster aftermath.
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What is an Emergency?
An emergency is any unexpected crisis that could cause serious injury or death, or seriously damage the infrastructure.

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Post Disaster communication
Disasters like tsunami, cyclone, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood or fire, both natural and manmade often cause serious injury or death and seriously damage the infrastructure like the buildings, transportation systems and utility careers which may cause the daily necessities unavailable to the community. So a communicatoin network should be available and accessible immediately after the disaster to support the post disaster rescue and recovery activities. This rescue operation is emergency for the disaster survivors to help alleviate their sufferings.

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Recent Emergency and Disaster Activities

Iran-Iraq earthquake live blog

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Aid reform in the Pacific held up by power, purse strings, and trust

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In the eye of the storm: small island states call for action at climate change summit

Salome Raqiyawa has witnessed three life-changing calamities in a single year. For her, climate c...


Oil-rich yet on edge in Turkana

Rebecca Ekale doesn’t believe anything good can come from the black gold bonanza that will brin...


How will China’s ambitious new Silk Road impact climate change?

China is pushing the largest economic development project the world has ever seen. Stretch...


Donor club set to snub Britain on Caribbean "aid"

A British demand to use aid money to repair hurricane damage to its semi-autonomo...


Dominica's devastation and recovery in pictures

The destruction Hurricane Maria unleashed on the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on the 19th o...


The Catch-22 delaying the reconstruction of hurricane-hit Barbuda

“I'm a bit nervous,” says Juleen Punter, a 29-year-old librarian, fidgeting w...


Pastoralism and its future

In dryland areas across the world, tens of millions of people raise domesticated animals on open ...


Exodus from hurricane-hit Dominica as recovery remains elusive

One fifth of the entire population of Dominica has left the island in the month since Hurricane M...