CSMS students and members of the Cornwall Scholars’ Community were given an inspirational lecture today by Tom Henderson, an expert in disaster relief with decades of experience in zones of natural and man-made disaster.

Our students gained an insight into how living conditions for the displaced population can change radically from the initial post-crisis phase to the long term redevelopment phase.

Mr Henderson explained how aid agencies work to establish emergency shelters for people caught in disaster zones before moving through a number of development stages using natural resources to build transitional shelters before national infrastructure can be rebuilt.

The lecture was a fascinating insight into disaster relief efforts and we are very grateful to Tom for giving up his time today.