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UN appeals for millions to tackle Nepal earthquake disaster. File:Maslow's hierarchy of needs.svg. Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). Please copy the text in the edit box below and insert it manually by editing this page. Upon submitting the note will be published multi-licensed under the terms of the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license and of the GFDL, versions 1.2, 1.3, or any later version.

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Recently, a Midwestern farm newspaper editor wrote me. We have a lot of people in our area who were hit by tornadoes, or know people who were, the editor said. How do we cope emotionally with loss of homes, farms, property and loved ones months after the fact? There’s usually an overabundance of sympathy and help offered right after a disaster, the editor added, but as time goes on, people tend to forget these victims. Yet many may still be feeling sadness, anger and other emotions. The editor is right. Even though time passes and the disaster doesn’t make the news anymore, the emotional aftermath can linger. Recovery is a long-term pro-cess.

AGRIWELLNES, INC., the nonprofit organization I directed for a decade, managed state and federally funded crisis counseling programs for the state of Iowa for many years. EVERY STATE and Canadian province has a disaster plan that indicates how disasters are handled, including the provision of behavioral health counseling. Post traumatic stress disorder.

Disaster management - Glossary | World Confederation for Physical Therapy. Complex emergency - is a multifaceted humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is a total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires a multi-sectoral, international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing UN country programme. Such emergencies have, in particular, a devastating effect on children and women and call for a complex range of responses1. Community development - is a process to improve the economic, social and cultural conditions of communities. Community development aims to integrate refugees into their host countries or to reintegrate them upon return to their country of origin, while improving the living standards of the whole community2.

Prevention - encompasses activities designed to provide permanent protection from disasters. Mitigation - is the lessening or limitation of the adverse impacts of hazards and related disasters3. References. Staying Safe in the Immediate Aftermath. Although each type of disaster brings its own unique challenges, the steps listed here are applicable to many different situations you may face. For information on safety and recovery after specific types of disasters and emergencies, please visit our Disaster and Safety Library. Check the area around you for safety. In the case of biological, chemical or radiological threats, listen for instructions on local radio or television stations about safe places to go.

Have injuries treated by a medical professional. Hazards and disasters. Phases of Disaster: Disaster Prepardness and Economic Recovery. The National Governor’s Association designed a phase of disaster model to help emergency managers prepare for and respond to a disaster, also known as the ‘life cycle’ of comprehensive emergency management. The four phases of disaster: 1) mitigation; 2) preparedness; 3) response; and 4) recovery. The model helps frame issues related to disaster preparedness as well as economic and business recovery after a disaster. Each phase has particular needs, requires distinct tools, strategies, and resources and faces different challenges. The issues addressed below relate to the resiliency and recovery of the local economy and business community before and after a major disaster. The issues addressed below relate to the resiliency and recovery of the local economy and business community before and after a major disaster.

Mitigation Mitigation involves steps to reduce vulnerability to disaster impacts such as injuries and loss of life and property. Preparedness Response Recovery. Greenfieldgeography.wikispaces. Temporal scale: Temporal means anything relating to time. Following a disaster, responses maybe short, mid or long term.Short-term response: A response in the days and weeks immediately after a disaster has happened. Short-term responses mainly involve search and rescue and helping the injured.Mid-term response: Responses in the weeks and months following a disaster. Mid-term responses involve re-opening transport links and getting electricity and water supplies operational again.

It might also involve establishing longer-term refugee camps where there has been large-scale destruction.Long-term response: Responses that go on for months and years after a disaster. It involves rebuilding destroyed houses, schools, hospitals, etc. It also involves kick-starting the local economy.Spatial scale: Spatial refers to anything relating to an area or size. Spatially help might be provided locally, nationally or internationally. Examples of Responses and aid Responses to Haiti 2010 Earthquake. IDB - IDB’s Disaster Risk Financial Management.

Natural Disasters have had significant impacts on the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 1975, disasters in the Region have on average affected 4.7 million people annually, causing some 5,300 deaths and US$3.3 billion in physical losses per year. Moreover, while it is not possible to predict precisely what the climate will be like in the future, there is growing consensus that the consequences of unabated climate change are likely to be very serious. Climate change has the potential to significantly shift global weather patterns, thereby strongly affecting the number and severity of natural catastrophes, and the global economic development. Confronted with the high exposure to adverse natural events in the region, the IDB has developed an Integrated Disaster Risk Management Approach to support the countries. Investment loans Contingent credit lines Risk transfer financing.