In a case study called “Vulnerable Populations” Dr. Richard Zoraster (2010) mentions “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated many of the risk within the United States. These factors include poverty, home ownership, poor English, ethnic minorities, immigrant status and high density housing”. Social vulnerable populations are at risk during a disaster because of their socio-economic standing. Lack of money and transportation hindered their attempts to evacuate. Furthermore, a large number of residents did not trust the local authorities and refused to evacuate.
Following Hurricane Katrina, outrage was one of the many feelings that survivors experienced. How could a disaster of this scale occur in one of the richest, most developed countries in the world? Why was relief so slow and the attitude of government so seemingly apathetic about the plight of millions of people in the Gulf Coast region? Criticism has been made about the government with respect to Katrina, in many areas: its lack of preparation for such a natural disaster, its shoddy emergency evacuation, and its slow response afterwards. The government’s initial failure came days, months, and years before Katrina stuck.
This massive migration of people to Dhaka has left the city in ruins of poverty and environmental degradation. Just last year alone there was a flood in Chittagong that killed 100 people in June, earthquakes in Damua in March, and tropical storms in Bhola in October that killed 19 people (Rahaman, 2012). These natural disasters have left many people from rural villages without any means to survive; therefore, they are forced to migrate to Dhaka, the center for most of Bangladesh’s economic markets, to try to make a new life. The most influential source of Dhaka’s fast paced population growth is definitely the promise of economic markets where one can support their family. With global temperatures on the rise, the increase of devastating natural disasters has led to massive amounts of migration to Dhaka.
Essay Cambodia An overview of strategies to reduce poverty in Cambodia – agriculture, industry, restoration of heritage and the visual arts. 1 Introduction During the Khmer Rouge period (1975-1978) nearly 2 million Cambodians died. The devastation that followed bought political instability, economic marginalisation, damaged infrastructure and loss of agricultural land for food. The loss of the educated population and many aspects of culture, have made recovery and rebuilding extremely challenging for Cambodia. Cambodia’s reconstruction efforts were fraught with civil unrest and tension until 1998.
Even though New Orleans was once devastated, major developments to the failed system of levees have been made. When Hurricane Katrina dealt New Orleans a punishing blow with its ferocity, the lives of the people living there permanently changed. The inhabitants which was composed of men, women, children and elderly citizens many of which were 85 years of age or older desperately clung to life and the need to survive. ("The Case of Hurricane Katrina", n.d.). As Katrina lashed the coast of New Orleans, the gusts of wind increased and the waves began to erode the only sense of security this, below sea level, city ever had against the many miles of water systems surrounding it.
And the situation had poor management. | The main prison was decoyed and around 4000 in mates/prisoners escaped. | Many people were squashed into shanty towns or on the streets because houses were destroyed this situation didn’t help with the diseases being spread. | Impacts for People, Environment, and
Because over 100,000 people died bodies had to be buried in mass graves. Communication systems and transport routes were damaged by the earthquake so emergency aid was extremely difficult. Workers and survivors alike became angry at this lack of aid and looting and riots broke out in many areas. Aftershocks are still occurring reaching up to 5.9 on the Richter scale. Even though the process is slow Haiti is recovering many charities have been set up to provide emergency housing, food and other areas of the recovery.
1. An example of the chain of events that leads to a "natural" famine (not the direct result of war or civil strife) is a poor harvest due to a drought the drought caused failed crops (the plants and animals died or did not grow well because there wasn't enough water) which means there's not enough food for people to buy. 2. The price of food therefore goes up and the poor people can't afford it so they are starving but as things get worse there's not even enough food for the rich people to buy.The famine is basically the result of a natural disaster (the drought) 3. War and civil strife are two of the greatest causes of famine.
Most of the freshwater available to humans is often polluted, and made unsuitable to drink. Less than 1 percent of the freshwater is apt for drinking. About 42,000 people die every week from low quality drinking water and lack of sanitation. Many people are currently sick and unhealthy because of water-borne illnesses. One area known for its water sanitation problems is South America.
For example, between 50,000 and 100,000 people died during the drought in East Africa which affected the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. These countries have dry climates all year round and increased droughts due to climate change are making the survival of these people more and more difficult. However, not only LICS are affected by droughts, other areas, such as Australia, also suffer. Sydney has been experiencing the worst drought in 100 years, called the Big Dry, which has only recently ended. With global warming and climate change weather is becoming more extreme, with