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IASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Situations of Natural Disasters

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Brookings Instit (Author)
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
Jan 2011
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Bern Project on Internal Displacement
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Haiti, Human rights, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Natural disasters, Emergency preparedness, Internally displaced persons, Human rights violations, Tsunamis
68 p., The tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes, which hit parts of Asia and the Americas in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Haiti earthquake of 2010, highlighted the fact that affected persons may face multiple human rights challenges in the aftermath of natural disasters. A protection perspective can help in promoting and securing the fulfillment of human rights since the manner in which assistance is delivered, used and appropriated, as well as the context in which it is taking place, has an important impact on whether the needs and human rights of affected persons are being respected or fulfilled. Tables, Appendixes.