The Disaster Resilience Journal is a 42-day journal that brings you stories about natural disasters around the world and how people are preparing and responding to those threats. The short online serialized articles, released daily via social media networks, blogs and word of mouth are told across many mediums and through the web platform. Each day brings you a photo, text and/or video essay, Skype interview, game or quiz. People from from rural to urban and East to West, share the stories of the disasters they face and the steps they have taken to overcome those threats.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE STORIES:
Day 5: RESILIENT WOMEN, ACROSS THE WORLD
Day 26: FIVE GOATS MEAN ALOT IN EBINAT, ETHIOPIA
Day 30: BAY OF BENGAL PREPARES FOR RISING TIDES & CYCLONES
Day 34: IT’S TIME TO GO NOW (MICROGAME)
Day 38: OUR FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN
Day 39: PAYING FOR RESILIENCE (MICROGAME)
While these are among my favorite stories, there are so many more!
The Journal was commissioned by the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO), and draws on its work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and National Societies from Europe and the world.
Mike Robbins of Helios Design Labs and I spent months researching, writing, interviewing and chasing down images and videos. Honig Studio in Berlin made the games and quizzes come to life. Ultimate acknowledgement must go to Virginie Louis and Eva Oyón from the Red Cross EU offices in Brussels who imagined and schemed and wheeled and deal-ed to make the project happen.