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Scorching heatwave ravages Southeast Asia’s food supplies, imperiling the poor

from Dimsum Daily-Hong Kong….And in a vicious spiral, the compounding nutritional deprivation and socio-economic dislocation unleashed by heatwave-driven price shocks and crop failures create fertile conditions for civil unrest, political upheavals and even armed conflicts – all of which merely deepen humanitarian emergencies.

Community resilience as a metaphor, theory, set of capacities, and strategy for disaster readiness

by Fran H Norris, et al. in Am J or Community Psych…..To build collective resilience, communities must reduce risk and resource inequities, engage local people in mitigation, create organizational linkages, boost and protect social supports, and plan for not having a plan, which requires flexibility, decision-making skills, and trusted sources of information that function in the face of unknowns.