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Recovering from disasters: Social networks matter more than bottled water and batteries

14 Feb 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

Research on resilience found in more than 130 cities, towns and villages in Tohoku (Japan), municipalities which had higher levels of trust and interaction had lower mortality levels. Investing time in building social ties appears critical for recovery, as the ability to recover from shocks is driven by social connections more than disaster kits.



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