The Director’s Letter
Joseph Martin, SES
A natural disaster is 30 times more likely to occur in the Pacific Islands than in the U.S. The pressing issues include the region’s vulnerability to disasters and the impacts of climate change. Even small disasters can overwhelm small-island economies like the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Many communities in FSM are being displaced due to rising sea levels. The Pacific is also dealing poverty issues, urbanization and population growth.
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance invites article submissions for the next issue of Liaison, CFE-DM’s journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations.
The theme for the Spring 2018 issue is the Evolution of HADR Working Groups in the Pacific.