From Damage and Needs Assessments to Relief

Authored by: Claude de Ville de Goyet

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415590655
eBook ISBN: 9780203844236
Adobe ISBN: 9781136918698

10.4324/9780203844236.ch43

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Abstract

The term ‘relief’ (or humanitarian response) covers the immediate response as well as the early recovery. Since the hazard has occurred, the term ‘risk’ (a probability) will not be used in this chapter, nor will there be consideration of secondary hazards such as rain and flooding or winter storm, which might complicate needs assessment and relief, or put relief workers and disaster survivors at increased risk.

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