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The second wave of COVID-19 infections continues to overwhelm India’s healthcare system, with the country having reported nearly 7 million cases in April alone. As the fifth largest economy in the world with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, the crisis has not only struck India with a devastating impact, it is also threatening the progress made in our global health and economic recovery.
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S.-India Business Council for a humanitarian assistance coordination call on Tuesday, April 27, to learn how the private sector can support relief efforts.
The 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference will focus on building resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.
Major cities across the country, including all state capitals, are on a heightened sense of alarm as the FBI has received information pointing towards “armed protests” between January 16 – 20, 2021. This intelligence is being taken very seriously given the recent events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. What do these threats mean for local businesses and what can you do in advance to prepare? Here are some actions your business can take to make sure you are prepared for disruptions that may take place over the coming days and beyond.
We sat down with business leaders driving the global corporate response to COVID-19 to learn more about their efforts, how they are navigating this uncharted territory, and what advice they have for others.
Today marks the 21st International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction established by the United Nations in 1989. This year we are living through a global pandemic, another chapter of historic wildfires in California, and one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.
Hurricane Laura made landfall early on August 27 but the amount of devastation is still being assessed. Currently there are nearly 6,000 homes declared either heavily damaged or destroyed with estimates predicting a total of 10,000 – 15,000 homes affected. As of September 1, there are more than 360,000 residents without power and utility services—including electricity—projected to take 8-12 weeks before being fully restored.