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COMPARATIVE RESEARCH ON NATURAL DISASTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH AFRICA

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The objective of this work is to compare the natural d*****asters of New Orleans and South Africa in terns of survival statistics and in relation to children ***** ***** disasters in terms of symp*****mology, interventions and resources in rebuilding the urban places after disaster. Lessons have been learned by both ***** Africa ***** New ***** humanitarian aid work efforts both in terms of what could ***** been perceived both in mitigation of disaster and all the superstorms to come on for *****se and other areas throughout the world. There is however, a silver lining in the clouds behind ***** dev*****stati***** and disaster of the s*****rms in that awareness now exists about what can be done proactively to prepare for and reduce the potentialities of *****se natural *****.

INTRODUCTION

This work exam*****es both South Africa ***** ***** Orleans from the aspect ***** a critical analysis of what might have *****en done to mitigate some of the damage inflicted by the ***** disasters in these two *****stances and further to envision what might be done in retrospect to strengthen the response of humanitarian efforts ***** *****se ***** occurrences ***** a natural disaster.

I. DISASTER ASSESSMENT OF ***** AFRICA & NEW *****

***** work entitled: "The Role of Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters in sustainable livelihoods development: Case Study South *****-*****" relates the incidence in March 2003 when: "...a powerful weather system swept across the South Western Cape triggering widespread loss, damage and human hardship. " (Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial Government of the Western *****. & United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Provincial Development Council of ***** Western Cape, 2005) The study of the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation of he Provincial Government ***** the Western Cape, along with the Provincial Development Councils and the United ***** Food and Agricultural organization in a research partnership that recorded flood levels in the incidence and in a multidiscipl*****ary method in the team formed to address this ***** area. The research was inclusive of involvement of specialists in climate research, flood hydrology, land-use, social risk assessment, disaster management and disaster impact analysis..." (Department of Social Services and ***** Alleviation of the Provincial Government of ***** Western Cape. ***** United Nations Food ***** Agriculture ***** and the Provincial ***** Council of the Western Cape, *****) An extensive report is said ***** have been written concerning disease management ***** disaster ***** analysis. The focus of ***** report states an intent ***** illustrating "the interrelationships between the physical aspects of the hazard process, patterns ***** social vulnerability and the role of intervening institutional mechanisms to mediate the impact of extreme weather events." (Department of ***** Services ***** Poverty ***** ***** the Provincial ***** of the Western Cape. & ***** Nations ***** and Agriculture Organization ***** the Provincial Development Council of the Western Cape, 2005) It is *****ed in the work of the

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