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G002: Disasters and emergencies: definitions, impacts and response

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 by Brian Reed
The number of reported natural disasters is increasing and there is an apparent ongoing need to provide international humanitarian aid to people affected by conflict and war. Understanding the factors that influence the decision to intervene is important in the management of disaster relief and in the prevention of future crises. This guide examines the key issues, sets out the definitions of disasters and emergencies, briefly looks at the changing causes and consequences of disasters and discusses some of the factors that influence people in deciding if they should respond to the need for help.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Guide

Citation

REED, B., 2011. G002: Disasters and emergencies: definitions, impacts and response. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

This guide was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

ISBN

9781843801382

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:11279

Language

en

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