Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Emergency and Disaster Management
Dr. Michael Charter
The purpose of this research is to examine whether there is a need to introduce refugee populations to disaster preparedness and crisis management training after they resettle. Research was conducted to determine the legal and ethical aspects of disaster management, the effect of cultural and language barriers, the capability of community based organizations, and the need to address refugee trauma. Resilient communities start with acknowledging the individuals that make up the community and understanding their unique strengths and weaknesses in order to build relationships and plan for catastrophe. The conclusion of this research is that while disaster preparedness training is critical to everyone’s survival, special emphasis needs to be placed on societies’ most vulnerable populations to ensure their needs are addressed and plans are in place to fulfill those requirements if crisis occurs. The obligation is on the whole community to step up and assist through financial support of humanitarian organizations, volunteering to teach English, first aid, or job skills or ensuring that someone has a hot meal and a place to lay their head during an evacuation.
Solace, Lynn S., "Crisis Management for Refugee Populations" (2016). Master's Capstone Theses. 124.
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