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Study shows refugees’ and immigrants’ resilience in disasters

21 Feb 2017, Univ of Auckland

Findings from study on Immigrants and Refugees in the 2010-2011 Canterbury and Tohoku Disasters demonstrate social vulnerabilities in disasters are fluid and complex, suggesting that people may be simultaneously vulnerable and resilient. Those who had previous experiences of disasters were generally better equipped to deal with the Canterbury and Tohoku disasters.



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