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(ReliefWeb Disasters)
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  • Human Stampedes: An Updated Review of Current Literature. [Review]
    Prehosp Disaster Med 2019; 34(1):82-88de Almeida MM, von Schreeb J
  • Human stampedes are a major cause of mortality in mass gatherings, but they have received limited scientific attention. While the number of publications has increased, there is no recent review of new study results. This study compiles and reviews available literature on stampedes, their prevention, preparedness, and response.A search for peer-reviewed and grey literature in PubMed (National Cent…
  • Diagnosis of famine: a discursive contribution. [Journal Article]
    Disasters 2014; 38(1):1-21Rubin O
  • This paper recommends the incorporation of an additional discursive dimension in famine diagnosis that draws on the number of reports referring to famine in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)'s ReliefWeb database. Present-day diagnostic tools already apply the principle of triangulation with multiple indicators; the addition of a discursive diagnostic di…
  • Information for action? Analysis of 2005 South Asian earthquake reports posted on Reliefweb. [Journal Article]
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2013; 7(3):251-6von Schreeb J, Legha JK, … Garfield R
  • CONCLUSIONS: Early reports heavily underestimated the number of affected, homeless, injured, and dead. Many reports repeated information provided from previous unnamed sources rather than providing unique contributions from eyewitness reports or from contextual information based on previous work in the area. Better information on predisaster essential indicators should be available and used in combination with post-SOD information to better adapt humanitarian relief and funding according to needs.
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