Hi, I have 2 of my classmate posts. I need you to respond to each one separately. , one source at least for each one of them.
Access this link: Disaster Politics reading
This focuses on one element of how governments approach disasters and preparations. Another area is the influence that governments have during disasters and how they “support” their population during a crisis. Disaster relief can be a powerful political tool in order to maintain control over their population.
Look at some recent disasters or Humanitarian events, such as the Ebola outbreak or the Haiti earthquake of 2010. From your readings, attempt to cite an example of how political influence can obstruct effective disaster operations. Briefly comment on what impact NGO’s may have- good or bad- in politically unstable environments.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes are one type of disaster that governments face it. Although the most natural disasters are unavoidable and apolitical in origin, they may have serious political consequences for governments. In 2010 Haiti earthquake, large-scale earthquake that happened, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola. The most seriously concerned was Haiti. Actual
In addition, Haiti’s government
The relief operations can divide into several phases: search and rescue; treatment and survival; relocation and rehabilitation; early recovery; and long-term reconstruction. As with any natural disaster that has many moving parts, it can take days to get a relief effort underway. Lack of transportation infrastructure, lack of access, all can cause bottlenecks at key points in the system. While timing is critical to saving lives. In the priorities, we should focus on search and rescue assistance, address an important need for food, clean water and sanitation, medical assistance, emergency shelter and setting up key infrastructure and logistics operations. So, the government of Haiti should work with
Politics in Haiti.
This is the second post
I will base my case on a very fresh case happening in Africa, Kenya. It’s a humanitarian crisis of hunger which some top government officials are denying but the media has followed
This is a classic example of political influence obstructing effective disaster operations In this case, we see that some top government officials are denying that people are dying of hunger. Why? The obvious answer is that this shows that the government has no policies to deal with hunger and therefore lacks foresight. Since hunger is not a new thing in such a country, she ought to have learned from past experiences and like the biblical Joseph store up food for use when rain
In essence, this shows that some top government officers are aware that the disaster is exposing a bad side of them that they have no policy to deal with hunger. The only way for them to hide their weakness is to deny publicly and confuse the public. By so doing, they obstruct effective disaster operation because the AID agencies will avoid
In politically unstable environments, NGOs have had a good impact because they can reach people on the ground with AID. In fact, NGOs have worked to ensure sanity in politically unstable environments by pinpointing areas of intervention and financing activities. For example, human rights and healthcare organizations. In unstable environments, such NGOs have done great work in championing and protecting the rights of people. They come in to provide healthcare services and educate the common man on governance and his rights, so that when the unstable governments become oppressive, the common man can defend his rights by mass action. Other NGOs take on projects in farming and vocational training. Through such interventions by the NGOs, life becomes bearable. Another key factor is that since disaster hits even in politically unstable environments, when it happens its only NGOs who are available to offer the necessary interventions.
Particularly, NGOs like, Habitat for humanity international, World vision and others are experienced in their areas and so they have a swiftness that many governments cannot match. Their record in saving lives is almost unmatched by governments’. When disaster hits, in most cases they are there first even before government agencies.