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DID THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO NEPAL EARTHQUAKE ENSURE NO ONE WAS LEFT BEHIND? - A case study on the experience of marginalised groups in humanitarian action.
Abstract:
In April and May 2015, two large-scale earthquakes struck Nepal, killing almost 9,000 people, damaging over half a million houses and displacing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Natural hazards are indiscriminate: earthquakes have no regard for social hierarchy, gender, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, or caste. But the impacts of natural hazards – and the humanitarian response to them – can easily discriminate against the very people who are most in need. When a disaster hits, vulnerable and marginalised groups have fewer and more fragile livelihoods options, less access to social and economic resources, less ability to influence the relief effort, and face more barriers accessing assistance – often without the political voice that would enable them to advocate for those barriers to be addressed. Unless these challenges are purposefully addressed as part of the relief effort, humanitarian crises can exacerbate and entrench social disadvantage, with the risk that already marginalised people will be left even further behind. This report uses the response to the Nepal earthquake as a case study through which to examine this risk. #POSTEARTHQUAKE #POSTQUAKE #POSTEARHQUAKESURVEY #POSTQUAKESURVEY #SURVEY #AIDDISTRIBUTION #GOVERNMENTROLE #NGOSSERVICES #FOODSERVICES #VULNERABILITYANDSOCIALEXCLUSION
Publisher: CFP-UNRCO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
EARTHQUAKES, DISASTER PREVENTION, EARTHQUAKE ZONES, EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, MASS MEDIA, PUBLIC OPINION, INFORMATION NEEDS, INFORMATION, RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE, HOUSING NEEDS, BASIC SERVICES, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN SECURITY POVERTY, GENDER EQUALITY, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, RACE, RACE RELATIONS.
Thematic Group:
UN, (2016)
Thesaurus:
13.02.00 - Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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