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What a relief

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When it comes to disasters, the first few hours make all the difference to rescue and relief efforts. And the better the kit, the greater the chance of saving lives. But is it time for a permanent rapid reaction force?

Crisis management, emergency response, search and rescue

Every disaster is fraught with its own unique logistical and political challenges. And the United Nations, individual governments and NGOs all have teams of professionals all over the world ready to respond within hours.

But what about a permanent international force that could be airborne in an hour? A first response team that could tackle both natural disasters and terrorist attacks? With so many nations looking for alternatives to displays of hard power, Monocle reckons it’s high time for a heavily equipped, highly trained force for immediate…


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