Humanity amid conflict, terror and catastrophe: hypothetical but possible scenarios
30-06-2007 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 866, by Anthea Sanyasi
This article gives an understanding of the nature, scale and complexity of two hypothetical yet possible events and their potentially overwhelming impact upon health, security and socio-economic productivity. It describes a no-warning CBRNE incident and a gradual rising-tide emergency with a newly emerging infectious disease, summarising a range of likely response actions, impact and constraints, particularly for the humanitarian community.