Keyword Archives: natural disasters
This paper explores the relationships between climate change, humanitarian crises and humanitarian response through a review of published and grey literature. We examine the historical evidence for associations between climate change and humanitarian crises, and move on to a brief review of present humanitarian crises directly attributable to disasters triggered by climatological events. Finally, we look at three interrelated aspects of future trends: changing weather patterns, increasing societal vulnerabilities, and shifting demographics.
The tsunami and earthquakes that hit the Indian Ocean 26th December 2004 caused a disaster so extreme and so unusual that it pushed all our models of response to the limit.
By P. Walker, B. Wisner, J. Leaning, and L. Minear. British Medical Journal. Vol 330, 247-250
By P.J.C. Walker. International Review of the Red Cross, No 325, December 1998, p611-617.