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by John Twigg,Mihir R. Bhatt

Author: John Twigg,Mihir R. Bhatt
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Practical Action (December 1, 1998)
Pages: 290 pages
Category: Politics
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Personal Name: Bhatt, Mihir . Disaster victims South Asia Disasters Social aspects.

Personal Name: Bhatt, Mihir R. Personal Name: Twigg, John, 1957-. Corporate Name: Duryog Nivaran (Network : Colombo, Sri Lanka). Rubrics: Disaster victims South Asia Disasters Social aspects. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Twigg, J. & Bhatt, M. (1998). Disasters, Development and Environment. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Understanding Vulnerability: South Asian Perspectives. London: Intermediate Technology Publications.

Understanding Vulnerability: South Asian Perspectives. John Twigg, Mihir R. Bhatt. Preface and Acknowledgements 1. Understanding Vulnerabhty - an Introduction JOHN TWIGG 2. Women Victims' View of Urban and Rural Vulnerability ELA R. BHATT 3. Drought and Household Coping Strategie. More).

Understanding Vulnerability. by Practical Action Publishing. in Understanding Vulnerability. Published: 1 January 1998. Understanding Vulnerability pp 1-84; doi:10.

Understanding vulnerability - An introduction in understanding vulnerability ; South Asian perspective’ John Twigg & Mihir Bhatt (ed). Intermediate Technology publications on behalf of Duryog Nivaran, London.

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Each year more than 130 million people are affected by natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, droughts, and cyclones. Nearly all of these disaster victims live in the poorer countries of the world, where each year more and more people become vulnerable to hazards because of changes in their social, economic, cultural, and political environment. In recent years, researchers and development agencies have begun to investigate why certain groups of people are more vulnerable to disasters than others. However, relatively little work has been done on vulnerability in South Asia where more than half the world's disaster victims live. Understanding Vulnerability breaks new ground by exploring these issues from a South Asian standpoint, presented in the form of case studies and essays by experts from India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Ela Bhatt writes about poor women in the towns and countryside of the Indian State of Gujarat who face a wide range of hazards, both natural and man-made. Ngamindra Dahal studies Nepali villagers who live under the permanent threat of mountain floods and landslides. R. B. Senaka Arachchi looks at a village society in Sri Lanka's Dry Zone which endures drought as a persistent hazard to its agricultural way of life. The final essay, by Mihir Bhatt, is a thought-provoking discussion of ways of understanding vulnerability by learning from vulnerable people: it is a spur to operational agencies and field workers to improve their ways of working. The lessons in Understanding Vulnerability will be of value to development and disaster planners and managers not only in South Asia but in many other regions where vulnerable people are confronted by hazards.