On December 23, 2012 a small electrical fire turned devastating for the first modern clinic in Old Fangak, South Sudan. After three years of construction, roughly half of the nearly completed clinic, most of its medical supplies, and solar power generators were destroyed in a matter of minutes. Among the ruined medical supplies was a year’s worth of medicine meant to treat Kala-azar disease, a prevalent parasitic disease that is lethal if left untreated.Tides support to Old Fangak.pdf
Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late October 2012, and quickly became one of the most costly storms in United States history in terms of damage and disruption, second only to Hurricane Katrina. The storm flooded parts of New Jersey and New York, and knocked out power along the East Coast. The United States enacted measures to prepare for the hurricane, learning from Katrina that preparation and evacuation can mitigate loss of life. As millions in New York and New Jersey lost their power, relief organizations mobilized to help.STAR TIDES Responds to Sandy.pdf
Since 2007 NDU has coordinated a DoD research project called TIDES that focuses on open-source knowledge sharing to support the missions of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR), building partner nation capacity (BPC), stability operations and defense support of civil authorities (DSCA). TIDES provides knowledge on demand to decision-makers and those working in the field.