Discuss types of physical damage in the region, and the international and local response and recovery efforts.
On January 26, 2001, a 6.9 Richter scale earthquake struck the state of Gujarat, India. It affected the district of Kutch and its neighboring areas in particular. The earthquake caused extensive damage of physical infrastructure and led to severe disruption involving millions of people. Write a paper that analyzes this event and explains how it contributed to improving the international disaster management culture.
In your paper:
- Critically analyze the event: who, what, when, and where. Discuss types of physical damage in the region, and the international and local response and recovery efforts.
- Analyze the preparedness and response capabilities for the Gujarat earthquake of the national government of India, the state of Gujarat, the government of the United States, the United Nations, and multilateral lending institutions.
- Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of CARE, Catholic Relief Services, and The International Red Cross in response and recovery operations in the Gujarat earthquake. Include a discussion of the financing of reconstruction efforts.
- Define and evaluate the importance of an international culture of disaster management. Analyze the importance of economics and politics to a culture of preparedness.
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