Category Archives: North America

Sexual Violence and the Disaster Cycle

The following post is from longtime ReliefAnalysis supporter and contributor, Joseph P. Conrad. With new disaster zones across the Caribbean and southern US created by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the urgency to protect against sexual-based violence in these volatile … Continue reading

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Violent US Weather Pattern: A Formulaic Signal in the Chaos

It is a violent weather pattern shaping up in the US on January 22, 2017, with an “unseasonably” early tornado/severe weather outbreak in the SE US and an atmospheric river coming onshore in California, resembling an El Nino set-up in … Continue reading

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Louisiana: 30,000+ Rescues

There were no winds, no storm surge. No pre-disaster emergency declaration of a named Atlantic Hurricane, and no pre-landfall mass sheltering operations. And yet, as the scale of Louisiana’s multi-day flood becomes more clear, what happened in Baton Rouge and … Continue reading

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The Food System’s Invisible Workforce

When we discuss the fragility of the global food system, we often focus on stressors such as a rapidly changing climate and a petroleum-dependent supply chain. But, as Leanne Simon, the Executive Director of the organization Zomppa vividly describes, there … Continue reading

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