338 pages, Figs, maps
In the years since this text was first published in 1989, the number of international Non-Governmental Organizations working in disaster situations has risen dramatically. Drawing on case histories of emergency relief programmes that have successfully promoted development, this publication offers guidelines for fashioning assistance programmes designed to counter the effects of both natural and human-caused disasters. Mary Anderson and Peter Woodrow argue that relief efforts must support and enhance existing capacities, and they present an analytical framework for assessing the characteristics and needs of afflicted communities. It has been written to provide aid and development workers with practical examples from past aid campaigns and guidelines for the design of urgent relief efforts, so that they can provide effective support to sufferers of present and future disasters.
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