Beginning with Hurricane Jeanne in September 2004, it has been my privilege to track major natural disasters which require a national and international response. During that time, we have seen the historic 2005 and 2006 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico basin as well as five of the largest earthquakes in modern history.
In doing the back story research on each disaster, the one thing that became clearer over time was that there was no single resource that pulled together information across the spectrum. Certainly ReliefWeb, CIDI, UN OCHA, UNHCR and IFRC, along with dozens of others are tremendous resources for information. But no one location ties the reporting agencies, humanitarian organisations, governments and governmental agencies, scientific bodies, media and others related links together. This is the mission of GH Cameron International.
Currently, many of our pages are under construction. However, due to the earthquake in Japan on 11 March 2011, we need to have a permanent forum for updates and background information.
So, effective Friday, 1 April 2011, all updates on the Japan earthquake, tsunami, and the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Dai-ichi will be posted to GH Cameron International. We will continue to develop the information pages for each country and post new pages for each disaster as it occurs.
If you do not see the information you are searching for, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in reaching out to others in their time of need. Together, let’s go touch the world.
— J. E. Clark | 1 April 2011