11 Oct 2016, Conversation Media Group, the
Some experts describe disasters as “manifestations of unresolved development problems”. Therefore, disasters are not a natural phenomenon. Humans play a central role. As a result, a natural hazard such as Hurricane Matthew impacts each country in its path differently. Disaster risk is socially-constructed and we must propose solutions that do not ignore root causes.
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