Urban disasters: coordinating recovery [WP1059]

25 November, 2010
Sustainable development and the environment

In recent times, we have seen major disasters in Haiti, Burma, Indonesia, China and Pakistan, but how prepared are affected cities to act as a hub of coordination of relief and recovery? And what is the role of external and foreign agencies on recovery?

Recorded during our meeting on urban risks during November 2010.

Contributors are:
Nan Buzard, Senior Director, International Response and Programmes, American Red Cross, Washington DC

Bhichit Rattakul, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok

Vinod Chandra Menon, Former Member; National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, New Delhi

Image:Pakistan humanitarian aid flood relief – An aerial view of a town surrounded by flood water as U.S. Marine pilots from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit begin their landing approach to deliver food supplies. Photo Staff Sgt. Wayne Gray – Related Photos: http://www.dvidshub.net/

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