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Rethinking Disasters: Why Death and Destruction is not Nature's Fault but Human Failure 

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Keywords

Humanitarian
Disaster Risk Reduction
Disasters
Climate Change
Development
Environment
Poverty
Research
Briefing
Design/Plan
Rights in Crisis
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Gender Justice

Region

Asia

Country

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Date

01 December 08

Author

Ian Bray, Shaheen Chughtai, Sean Kenny, Swati Narayan, Ben Phillips, Medha Soni

Website

http://www.oxfam.org.au/explore/conflict-and-natural-disasters/

Extract

Successful disaster risk reduction policies can save lives and money, making vulnerable communities more resilient and protecting development gains; this report examines how to achieve those goals and the cost of failure. (2008)

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