Tag: disaster response

3rd March 2017 Tokyo

Elizabeth Hogden

by Elizabeth Hogben

Head of Science and Innovation (Japan), British Embassy Tokyo

After the earthquake: sharing experience with Japan on post-disaster mental health support

Due to its position at the end of the Pacific, Japan is a country that is prone to various natural disasters not only earthquakes and tsunami, but also volcanoes, typhoons, floods and mudslides. When I started work in Tokyo, my first meeting was with the security manager to make sure I was prepared and knew […]

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25th October 2013 Havana, Cuba

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by Tim Cole

Former British Ambassador to Cuba

Hurricane Sandy – one year later

This week marks the one year anniversary since Hurricane Sandy swept through eastern Cuba, destroying homes and crops, damaging schools and health clinics, leaving eleven people dead and thousands of people homeless.┬áIn the early hours of October 25th the hurricane swept over Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and Holguin before continuing northwards and towards New York. […]

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