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Getting ready for a busy summer

In front of the house where I live in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama, July 2022

I have just returned from
my holiday break, and now getting ready for a busy summer. We are already well into the hurricane season in the Caribbean Sea, and usually that means lots of emergency missions that one cannot necessarily plan for. The odds are however that I will be deployed sooner rather than later to deal with humanitarian situations following bad weather somewhere in the region of Caribbean Sea or Central America.

Before that happens, on Saturday, I am travelling for a planned deployment to Colombia. I will be staying in Bogota and the eastern town of Puerto Carreno, where I will be assessing how the national and international systems are prepared to respond to sudden onset disasters and their humanitarian consequences.

More on a personal side, here in Panama, I am considering finding a new flat. I love my present apartment very much, but there have been so many technical problems inside it that I am getting ready to look for an alternative, as I am getting tired of alterations and reparations. It seems like much of my free time is devoted to coordinating these works, and I am genuinely a bit tired of those. No final decisions are taken, but I will be looking at options this week. I will keep you updated on how things develop. Who knows, I may soon have a new place here in the city!