An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.
This paper was written for those involved in planning and implementing relief and early recovery operations in urban areas. Focusing mainly on earthquakes and flooding, it attempts to capture what is currently known about disaster response in urban contexts taking into account recent urban disasters such Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines (2009), the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and the Northeast Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
Jacmel Red Cross Hospital is a prototype for coastal cities at risk of natural disasters, more particularly earthquakes and tsunamis. It is a response to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake that caused a total destruction of health care infrastructure while demand surged. Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was “the worst disaster ever confronted by the United Nations”. The Magnitude…
Whether it’s an earthquake in Italy or Haiti, a typhoon in the Philippines, a tsunami in Japan, or a tornado in Oklahoma, Israel will always be at the forefront, helping the devastated people recover from a disaster. THIS IS ISRAEL!