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Maps Made for Disaster Management

Newly redesigned interactive mapping tools are helping the Red Cross make planning and operational decisions ahead of droughts and extreme weather.

by |September 10, 2013

Climate Services: No need to wait for disasters to happen

“We need climate information to be able to see disasters coming ahead of time, not just hours, but also weeks, months, and even decades in terms of trends.” — Maarten Van Aalst, the Director of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre talks about the importance of climate services for humanitarian operations planning and preparedness, for the third in a series of video interviews.

by |February 17, 2012

Using Climate Information for Humanitarian Assistance

Using Climate and Weather Forecasts to Improve Humanitarian Decision Making

by |December 14, 2009