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Real Stories

Helping aid workers find success before and during disasters

Practical advice for experienced and aspiring humanitairans

Improve your humanitarian skills with these great reads

Some of the best hints from my writing journey


For participants in workshops and seminars

Hi, I'm John. I've spent the past two decades working in complex emergencies and natural disasters around the world.

These pages cover everything I wish I'd known when I started out as an aid worker.

If you've enjoyed reading Decision Making in Disaster Response, I hope you feel better equiped to face those challenges.

For more insights, have a look at the Aid Worker Advice section.

Decision Making in Disaster Response grew out of my desire to help humanitarians respond more skillfully and empathetically. Along the way, I learned a lot about the craft of writing.

For more tips on writing, see the Writing Advice section.

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