Determining the Future Policies for Disaster Management in the Southwest Pacific

OLIVER J. (1989) Determining the Future Policies for Disaster Management in the Southwest Pacific. Disasters, 13 4: 322-333. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.1989.tb00726.x


Author OLIVER J.
Title Determining the Future Policies for Disaster Management in the Southwest Pacific
Journal name Disasters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-7717
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-7717.1989.tb00726.x
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 322
End page 333
Total pages 12
Subject 2700 Medicine
3300 Social Sciences
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
Abstract There are still deficiencies in the delivery of disaster aid and the overall policies need further re‐examination. This paper looks at the particular circumstances of the island nations of the Southwest Pacific. In their context, dependence on outside help for counter‐disaster management is recognised, but in the light of the present economic, social, cultural and political characteristics of these countries, it is concluded that aid donors should shift the emphasis of their activities to the promotion of a greater self‐help approach in the individual countries, as against the provision of emergency material aid from outside. The extent to which this policy could be adopted depends on the local resource base. Rather than relying mainly on emergency ad hoc aid delivery following each disaster, it is considered that donors would improve the disaster response through the previous provision of advice, training and funds. This would facilitate the growth and development of internal counter‐disaster organizatons, and assist countries to make their own decisions on the timing and nature of the aid required. Such a policy could also meet concerns that arise about external interference. Copyright
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