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Review of ‘Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural
Edited by Fred Krüger, Greg Bankoff, Terry Cannon, Benedikt Orlowski, and E. Lisa F. Schipper Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction. Abingdon and New York: Routledge; 2015. 282 pages, ISBN
Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: The Role and Impact of
The social and economic characteristics of a group may limit its members’ abilities to protect themselves from harm, but the culture of social groups also plays an important role. For example, one key factor regarding why Latinos may suffer higher vulnerability to disasters in the United States may relate to their language abilities.
World disasters report 2002: focus on reducing risk
This edition of the World Disasters Report 2002 provides evidence that investing in preparedness and mitigation helps combat the terrible human and economic toll of disasters. Reducing disaster risk is an urgent priority not only for disaster managers, but for development planners and policy-makers ...
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4. Safety culture as the problem and the solution 8 4.1 Identifying a ‘positive safety culture’ 9 4.2 Framework for a cultural understanding of organisations 12 5 Reflecting on the literature 12 5.1 Four questions from the safety culture debates 12 5.2 General uncertainty in the literature 17 6 Opinions of key stakeholders 18
SOCIAL WORK AND DISASTERS
SOCIAL WORK AND DISASTERS. Michael J. Zakour, Ph.D. School of Social Work. Tulane University. Email: [email protected] Abstract. This article reviews the contributions of the social work profession to disaster research, with an emphasis on contributions in the last two decades.
Book: World Disasters Report 2014
2015/5/4 · World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 265 pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-92-9139-214-8 (PDF file) The World Disaster Rep…
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Dec 02, 2014 · Media distortion and western bias – why do some disasters attract more cash? ... The media tends to focus on the disaster as it happens, ignoring the warning systems and long-term implications. ...
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REGIONAL OVERVIEW OF FOOD INSECURITY IN AFRICA 2015. 11 A- Progress toward MDG and WFS targets. In line with the 2015 deadline set for achieving the Millennium Development Goal targets, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) made some progress towards halving the proportion of its population suffering from hunger (MDG 1.C target). Overall, the prevalence
Giving USA: Americans Donated an Estimated 8.38 Billion to
Jun 29, 2015 · Giving USA: Americans Donated an Estimated 8.38 Billion to Charity in 2014; Highest Total in Report’s 60-year History Healthier American economy, as measured by multiple indicators, was engine for 7.1 percent growth in charitable giving
World News and International Headlines
NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day ...
Governance struggles and policy processes in disaster risk
This paper aims to explore in depth, the governance struggles and policy processes in this post-conflict state in which numerous stakeholders are emerging to fill the ‘gap’ left by weak government apparatus. A brief theoretical discussion on governance is presented below, followed by an account of the global context of DRR.
World Disasters Report 2015
The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
Pandemics: Risks, Impacts, and Mitigation
Pandemics are large-scale outbreaks of infectious disease that can greatly increase morbidity and mortality over a wide geographic area and cause significant economic, social, and political disruption. Evidence suggests that the likelihood of pandemics has increased over the past century because of increased global travel and integration, urbanization, changes in land use, and greater ...
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disasters In this report, the term hazard refers to a severe or extreme event such as a flood, storm, cold spell or heatwave etc. which occurs naturally anywhere in the world. Hazards only become disasters when human lives are lost and livelihoods damaged or destroyed. Rises in the global population increase the risk of disasters because more
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World Disasters Report 2015 The International Federation of Red
World Disasters Report 2015 Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness This year’s World Disasters Report focuses on local actors and their role at the centre of effective humanitarian action. The report aims at addressing some problematic
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2014
Dec 15, 2014 · Ten Most Significant World Events in 2014. Russia Annex Crimea Passport Blog Post by James M. Lindsay. December 15, 2014 Russia Annex Crimea Passport Blog Post Blog posts represent the views of ...
IFRC World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk –
The IFRC World Disasters Report 2014 takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture. Download full report from IFRC homepage (PDF)
Greater Impact: How Disasters Affect People of Low
In line with the idea that preparedness may be too costly for people of low SES, a report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) on the impacts of natural disasters around the world notes that “poor people, with fewer resources, tend to invest less in preventing
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What we do: Humanitarian action: Facts and figures
 World Health Organization “Gender, Climate Change, and Health” (Geneva, 2011); Gender equality and the empowerment of women in natural disasters Report of the Secretary-General (E/CN.6/2014/13), p. 2.  Virginie Le Masson, Sheri Lim, Mirianna Budimir, Jasna Selih Podboj (2016). Disasters and violence against women and girls.
Culture must be considered in approaches to disaster risk reduction – UN-backed report
The 2014 World Disasters Report, published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), explores the question of how culture could become a central consideration in disaster risk reduction efforts, and analyses the influence of disasters and risks on culture. ...
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Launch of World Disasters Report 2014: Focus on culture and
Oct 20, 2014 · The 2014 World Disasters Report – Focus on culture and risk, from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), aims to bring these cultural issues into the open for discussion so they are better incorporated into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
(PDF) Disaster & development: Examining global issues and cases
The book: Closely examines the concepts of disasters and sustainable economic development as they are applied around the world Sheds light on how communities can boost their ability to respond to ...
Basics of Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction
for disaster risk reduction capacity development,nor does it focus on any specific target group or types of capacities. 1.3 Resources and References for this paper The paper draws on many sources and has many reference points not least of which are the results of the Future Search meeting of 86 international disaster risk reduction
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