Responding to Earthquakes: Learning from earthquake relief and recovery operations

Author(s)
Cosgrave, J.
Language
English
Pages
40pp
Date published
01 Jul 2008
Type
Lessons papers
Keywords
Disasters, Earthquakes, Livelihoods, Shelter and housing
Organisations
ALNAP

This paper summarises lessons from 30 years of humanitarian response to earthquakes. It assumes that readers are already familiar with the more general lessons in the aid sector, such as the key roles of needs assessment, effective coordination, accountability, and consultation with the affected population. The main intended audiences are operational decision-makers and relief programme managers working in the response to sudden-onset natural disasters.