Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

February 23, 2010

Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.

March 15, 2012

Loss of power for a sustained period of time, especially when caused by an earthquake, can be scary to a household, to a business, to a community.  That’s what we discussed on March 8th at a BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery forum, co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Emerge

March 19, 2012

I recently attended an event in Tulsa, OK called A Day without Business.  This was the intriguing title of an event that asked business owners to consider what they would do if their businesses were interrupted for a day (or longer) due to a disaster.  Expert speakers from the areas of i

March 1, 2010

Continuous improvements in humanitarian assistance, disaster recovery, and community development practices at the local, national, regional, and global levels will save lives and minimize damages, and it is especially timely to look at this need for improvement in light of