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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 28, 2015
Emergency Preparedness Issues in Context of Pakistan
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Authors
[01] Hina Leeza Malik, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
[02] Arshad Ali, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
[03] Zulfiqar Alvi, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Abstract
Pakistan is under the exposure of numerous forms of natural and manmade disasters. The Inborn range of disasters extended from earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides, and including sea-level hazards. The relief and response replica for the sake of coping with disasters is our reactive response towards such disasters. Planning is the theme of whole preparedness exercise and for that commitment and resources are relatively assured. This paper highlight that preparation reduces the impacts of a disaster including fear, anxiety and losses that emerged by any disasters. Natural and man-induced disaster increases susceptibility of any community, society, and social setup through direct and indirect impacts. The paper indicates the drawbacks and danger signs of various types of disasters. Pakistan pre-post disaster preparedness planning’s have a passive impression. This paper conclusion highlights the need for implementation of such preparedness to save the humanity. For Pakistan, an urge to spread the awareness on every ground in case of emergency, be ready to evacuate your home, and how to treat basic medical problems must be known. It must emphasis on the object, to make ensure people about the usage of disaster insurance in special types like flood insurance. In preparedness planning, its implementation and control over it, government plays a pivotal role. Collaboration and coordination has a great importance during disasters with people and agencies. It helps to make cooperative nexus among organization, government and international support. Different kind of disaster experience by Pakistani community becomes a source of, emotional, economic, social disturbances. Secondary Disasters make the society, community and at last country poorer if the recovery actions will not be taking on immediate time. According to preparedness, Recovery takes time for better results and its overall effects are long lasting.
Keywords
Preparedness, Disasters, Planning, Awareness, Response and Recovery, Secondary Disasters
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