Flood Disasters: learning from previous relief and recovery operations

Author(s)
Alam, K.
Language
English
Pages
16pp
Date published
01 Jan 2008
Type
Lessons papers
Keywords
Disasters, Urban, Floods & landslides
Organisations
ALNAP


This briefing paper provides a synthesis of and introduction to key lessons from evaluations1 of relief and recovery/humanitarian response to flooding in the last 20 years from Africa, Asia and the Americas. The paper is intended for people working in relief and recovery operations for floods – those who have to decide if, when and how to intervene. Selected reading references are mentioned after each of the issues discussed and a listing of key resources and a bibliography of the evaluations used are included at the end of the paper.