Irma is Heading for Haiti. Is the Country Prepared?

The strongest Hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic is poised to strike the country in the region least able to handle it. Haiti is on the path of Hurricane Irma.  According to current projections, the storm could sweep past Haiti early Friday morning. ...

Haiti – Will We Get it Right this time?

Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti yesterday. It killed several people, destroyed homes, roads, bridges, and rendered thousands of people displaced. The top UN official for Haiti says this is “the largest humanitarian event” in the country since the 2010...

Sandy’s Path of Destruction: How the United Nations Deals With Disasters

The wealthiest city in the most powerful country on the planet is poised to get hit by an epic storm. Things will be bad, but the city of New York and the federal government of the United States has the capacity and wherewithall to manage this crisis. But what happens when a storm or natural disaster of equally destructive magnitude hits a place that does not have that same ability to deal with a natural disaster?