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UK pledges support for victims of devastating floods in Pakistan

The UK is providing life-saving clean water, sanitation and shelter to over 55,000 vulnerable people in Pakistan to help them recover from devastating floods. The announcement was made by Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for South Asia at the UK’s...

Female led countries’ COVID-19 outcomes “systematically and significantly better”

Female national leaders locked down earlier and suffered half as many COVID deaths on average as male leaders, according to analysis across 194 countries by the University of Liverpool. With New Zealand now the first country to record zero cases over consecutive days...

‘Emerging from COVID lockdown: ‘don’t panic’ or ‘I predict a riot?’

Community and City Resilience and COVID-19  - Our Webinar Series  Webinar Conversation 5 August 5th 2020 - 2pm 'Emerging from COVID lockdown: 'don't panic' or 'I predict a riot?' For this fascinating webinar we will be joined by our guest speaker, Dr Chris Cocking,...

Living with Afterwards

MORE than 100 resilience professionals joined the latest educational event held by the Emergency Planning Society which explored moving forward from the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar, Living with Afterwards, was hosted by Professor Lucy Easthope and EPS Chair Jacqui...

The Independent SAGE Report

The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has published a report which it has submitted to the UK Government and has made public. The report was developed following a meeting, on 4 May 2020, of a 13-strong committee convened by former UK...

Resilience Huddles

Over the last few weeks, the EPS has been holding a series of Resilience Huddles. These weekly virtual forums are a chance for peers within the emergency management profession to gather together and share learning, concerns and best practice. The latest of these...

City of London Police Bulletin re Covid-19 scams

City of London Police  Bulletin 2 April 2020. Classification: OFFICIAL Beware scams relating to Covid-19 pandemic Criminals will use any opportunity they can to take money from innocent people. This includes exploiting tragedies and global emergencies, such as the...

Advice on Coronavirus misinformation and email scams

In normal times technology is seen as being our friend. Business rely upon it for information gathering and dissemination and it is hard to remember times before the internet, email and social media. However, at times of crisis, while technology can be a positive...

First EPS Virtual ‘Resilience Chat’

At this time of ‘lockdown’ where face to face meetings are no longer an option, EPS Chair Jacqui Semple held the first in a series of virtual meetings for Members on Wednesday evening. The meeting lasted an hour and was a great success with 65 Members dialing in....