In the face of such banal reforms, and amidst the death and the betrayal, and the corruption and delay and disappointment, Treme reminds us of something that the rest of our popular entertainment seeks to skip over.
Homes have been flattened, school yards mangled and businesses blown away. These are things I'd come expecting to see. After a storm like the one on November 8, it's a wonder anything was left standing.
Infectious diseases often create a second wave of disaster. Lack of shelter and continued bad weather are leading to widespread acute respiratory infections, are becoming the biggest public health threat since the typhoon.
The damage from Typhoon Haiyan has been absolutely horrific. We've all seen the images of the disaster by now. The death count is still being tallied,...
Here in the US, we think about energy poverty as being oceans away in Africa or Asia - see President Obama's new Power Africa initiative. But while ...
The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.
The numbers vary, depending on the source, and they continue to change as more time goes by -- generally for the worse. But one thing does not change: the horror and the suffering these numbers represent.
When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing--showing the disproportionate impact o...
The result can be that money isn't the limiting factor in the immediate relief effort. We found evidence of this both for the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan tsunami.
In addition to demanding responsible, accurate reporting during the disaster, we must also push journalists to report about the way forward and not, wittingly or not, use the same headlines and narratives for each disaster.
Months from now, once the world's media has moved on to other stories and our focus has shifted to new issues, some will wonder how Typhoon Haiyan's victims are faring. Rest assured that there will be social workers in the Philippines and around the world standing by them and working tirelessly for them.
Our small effort and the many others like it that have sprung up among Filipino expat communities around the world matter in a big way.
For the second year in a row, UN climate change negotiations take place in the wake of a typhoon striking the Philippines.
In the wake of last weekend's catastrophic typhoon that plowed through the Philippine Islands, taking perhaps, according to one BBC report, up to 10,000 lives, one can only wonder how God, if there is one, can be considered to be good.
Oh, and the Obamacare website sucks and Kim & Kanye got engaged. Whew! It's been quite a week.
When the electric grid goes down into a blackout, the consequences can be very serious for utility customers. Essential medical equipment such as oxyg...