US policy in Haiti “lays the foundation for why the impact of natural disaster is so severe”.
Democracy Now! discusses the situation in Haiti following the massive earthquake in 2010, as well as the history of Haiti, with two guests who have spent a lot of time there.
A short video on the connection between natural disasters and corruption.
EM-DAT provides a database for assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. For example, it helps policymakers identify disaster types that are most common in a given country and have had significant historical impacts on specific human populations.
Experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies discuss their findings on the politics of climate change in Asia, the region’s response to natural disasters, and implications for the future geometry of Asia’s institutions and US policy in the region.
The World Bank’s Democracy Index and a nation’s GDP are strong predictors of a natural disaster’s humanitarian impact.
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