DISASTER Increasing Vulnerability, Risk and Undermining Resilience-Some Reflections

The essay questions current development paradigms, which undermines community resilience. With climate change and increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters, sustainable living is imperative. There is an urgent need to stop indiscriminate development, which exacerbates vulnerabilities in communities.

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UNDERSTANDING DISASTERS Defining disasters a social sciences perspective

The definition of disaster has been continuously changing due to the vulnerabilities and risks attached to it. However, despite being defined as natural, disasters tend to have political, cultural, economic and social impacts as well.

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