Monthly Archives: March 2014

IKEA Solar Tents: A Revolution in Refugee Support Systems?

By Jonathan Fredrickson In 2009, an ambitious undertaking began under the auspices of the IKEA Foundation, Refugee Housing Unit, and the UNHCR. Looking back to the historic crisis that unfolded in the aftermath of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, these organizations … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned vs Lessons Applied A Comparison of Operation Tomodachi and Operation Damayan

by Amy Gorman and Jonathan Fredrickson As natural disasters continue to grow in both severity and number, the capability of the Department of Defense (DoD) to assist in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) efficiently and rapidly is an utmost … Continue reading

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Post Disaster Housing & Resettlement: What can we do?

by: Amy Gorman & Jonathan Fredrickson The Filipino national government estimates that the cost to rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan total more than $8.2billion over the course of the next 4 years. [1] Within this estimate, sheltering is by far the … Continue reading

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Interview with Solar Cookers International’s Pat McArdle

by Manal Farah, Jonathan Fredrickson, & Amy Gorman In this month’s feature story we are highlighting one of the original members of the TIDES community, Pat McArdle of Solar Cookers International (SCI).   This interview covers SCI’s history, its accomplishments, its … Continue reading

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