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The Mountain Tsunami: Afterthoughts on the Kashmir Earthquake

Oumlzerdem, A. (2006) The Mountain Tsunami: Afterthoughts on the Kashmir Earthquake. Third World Quarterly, 27 (3). pp. 397-419. ISSN 0143-6597

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This paper focuses on lessons learned from the disaster response to the Kashmir earthquake of 8 October 2005. It explores the factors that created a vulnerable environment for the creation of a catastrophe through Alexander's six-point typology of disaster vulnerability. The review of the disaster response will focus on the reasons behind chaotic relief assistance provision and poor sustenance of populations in winter conditions, as well as exploring the framework of international response, and the role of the army, voluntarism and co-ordination issues. Having reviewed the relief response, based on cross-cultural experiences, the paper then makes projections on possible challenges and issues that may emerge in the reconstruction process.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Politics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2009 10:44
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2009 10:44
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436590600587846
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/01436590600587846
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7776

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