ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Natural Disasters: Equity and Coordination

The aftermath of the 2004 tsunami has thrown up issues regarding humanitarian funding.

Parvinder Singh writes:

The Jammu and Kashmir floods that came a year after the Uttarakhand floods of 2013 only added to the increasing and frequent list of natural disasters that India has ­witnessed since the Indian Ocean tsunami of a decade ago. The controversies that followed the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of almost all these disasters put the spotlight on issues like early response, financing for humanitarian response and long-term preparedness. Among the many ongoing discussions on what has changed in terms of the humanitarian response since the 2004 tsunami, the issues of making humanitarian funding more equitable and increasing the role of pooled humanitarian funds are critical.

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