Liaison is CFE-DM’s biannual journal of disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations. Articles are original work from throughout the DMHA community focusing on advances, partnerships, technology and applied research, and training and education. The journal aims to promote the ability of DMHA partners to learn from one another through lessons learned to build a stronger DMHA community through shared learning.

Submissions from contributors of all backgrounds are welcome. To submit an abstract or be added to the distribution list, please contact

Latest Issues

Liaison Magazine Vol. X-1 2018

Stronger Together: HADR Expert Working Groups

In this issue:

Struggle for Success by Lao PDR & Japan:
From Japan’s perspective as a co-chair of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts’ Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Perspectives from Singapore:
Regional Consultative Group on
 Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific

WFP & the RCG

Seamless Civilian & Military Partnerships:
The Philippine Experience

Interview with Mark Swayne
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

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Liaison Magazine Vol. IX-2 2017

Regional Coordination
in Disaster Management

In this issue:

The Basis for Coordination

Insights on Response Architectures Development

Changi RHCC
Insights from the Nepal Earthquake & HADR Exercise Coordinated Response

Interview with Rear Adm.Mark Montgomery
Former Director for Operations, U.S. Pacific Command

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Liaison Magazine Vol. IX-1 2017

Shaping Phase Zero: How the Military, 
Humanitarians and Private Sector Prepare, 
for Disaster

In this issue:

A Model for HADR Exercises in the Asia-Pacific?

The Private Sector as A Key Actor in Disaster Management

Civil-Military Cooperation Strategy for Disaster Relief in Japan –
Missing in Disaster Preparedness

A Road to Safety

Interview with Adelina Kamal
Acting Executive Director of the ASEAN Humanitarian
Assistance Centre

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Liaison Magazine Vol. VIII-1 2016

Lessons from Nepal and Other Recent Disasters

In this issue:

Right Time, Right Place, Right Skills:
U.S. Army Green Berets save lives in Nepal

‘Mission First & People Always’:
The Nepal Army’s AAR on Operation Sankat Mochan

The Handicap International Story:
Logistics and Vulnerable Populations in Nepal

Civil-Military Coordination after the Nepal Earthquake:
Role of the HuMOCC

Interview with Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, USMC

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Call for Submissions
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance invites article submissions for the next issue of Liaison, CFE's journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations.

The theme for the Spring 2018 issue is the Evolution of HADR Working Groups in the Pacific.

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