Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations (Urban webinar #1)

7 Feb 2013
14:45 - 16:45, GMT

How can humanitarians plan and implement relief and early recovery operations in urban areas? What should international agencies, civil society organisations or national government agencies do to ‘get ready’ for a response to an urban disaster?

In this webinar Professor David Sanderson, one of the authors of our recently published ALNAP Lessons Paper ‘Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations’, will take you through the key lessons to consider when designing and implementing urban disaster-response programmes.

The webinar discusses what we currently know about responding to earthquakes and floods in urban contexts usingexamples, such as the Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines (2009), the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the Northeast Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011.