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Here you can find a selection of current and past news items relating to Disaster Action.

Disaster Action is delighted to launch our new website.

Disaster Action is delighted to launch our new website. The leaflets in our When Disaster Strikes and Guidance for Responders series have all been revised and updated.

31 March 2014

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

The thoughts of Disaster Action members are with all those waiting for news at this time. A number of members including Marilyn Robinson, Marta Kochanowska and Pam Dix have given media interviews about the needs of the families.

26 March 2014

New Leaflet - Notes on Family Viewing

This recent addition to the Guidance for Responders leaflets series should help to inform planners about the importance of access to those killed in a disaster for families and how this can best be facilitated and planned for.

7 March 2014

Leaflet on Disaster Victim Identification

We have just created a new leaflet in our series When Disaster Strikes, called Disaster Victim Identification: Relatives’ Experiences. The leaflet is written in our members' own words and shows their experience of the identification of family members after disaster.

26 September 2013

Smolensk Air Crash

Members may be interested to watch a video of a speech given by Marta Kochanowska at a recent conference about the 2010 air crash in which her father was killed.

30 March 2012

25th anniversary of the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise

Tuesday 6 March 2012 saw the 25th anniversary of the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise off Zeebrugge, Belgium, with the loss of 193 lives. We remember them. Margaret de Rohan has written an article (PDF) with her personal reflections on the disaster, 25 years on.

6 March 2012

Leveson Inquiry

The Disaster Action submission to the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press is now available to download. Lord Leveson will shortly be publishing his report on the inquiry.

9 February 2012

Disaster Action’s 20th Anniversary

Disaster Action marked its 20th anniversary with a reception at the Australian High Commission on 13th October 2011.

13 October 2011

Press Release: Disaster Action Publishes New Report on Disaster Funds

Controversy surrounds many disaster funds, even decades after they were launched. Little guidance is available to those who take on the responsibility of managing and distributing funds in accordance with the wishes of the donors. Disaster Funds is a unique report that fills that gap. It is an essential resource for emergency planners, fund trustees, administrators and managers.

30 November 2010

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