Category Archives: Humanitarian

Commercial Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Commercial Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Today’s post was written by Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab. It was originally posted on the Humanitarian @ MIT blog. Nine pallets of caps, gowns, boots, and masks are sitting at the JFK airport in New York City awaiting the next available flight to West Africa. This might appear to beRead More

Tracking the Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Tracking the Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Today’s post was written by Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab. It was originally posted on the Humanitarian @ MIT blog. After Super Typhoon Haiyan struck, I saw several images, videos, and anecdotes that made my gut ache. People in crowded clinics waiting for medicine to arrive, others congregating around scarce waterRead More

Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

This post was published in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT SCALE Network electronic newsletter Supply Chain Frontiers. Subscribe to this free publication and access current and past issues here. Asia accounts for an estimated 86% of the reported disaster victims worldwide[1]. How can the region build the capacity it needs to respond effectivelyRead More