Disaster preparedness

Fallen banana trees cover a roadside after the passage of Hurricane Matthew in Cuba's Guantanamo province in October, 2016.

With Hurricane Irma bearing down, Cuba and Haiti prepare for the worst


Haitians and Cubans are preparing for the storms in starkly different ways.

Gas rationing expands as New York, New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy

Wildfires, tornadoes, floods; Are hurricanes next?


Japan’s earthquake and Google’s technology


Are We Prepared for a Brutal Hurricane Season?

The World

Radiation health risks in Japan

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the risks to human health from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.


India: Rationing in disasters

Medical rationing sometimes seems inevitable during disasters. But even in such dire circumstances, can rationing be avoided? Sheri Fink found a doctor in India with a hopeful tale.

The World

Upcoming series Rationing Health

Conflict & Justice

PRI’s The World takes a global look at the controversial issue of rationing healthcare with four perspectives from four countries. Series editor David Baron explains.