A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the south-central Asian country of Nepal last Saturday, causing an estimated 5,000 deaths and widespread devastation.
More than 90 percent of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries, where poverty and lack of resources exacerbate the suffering.
The biggest obstacles for charities working in Disaster areas is : Roads and other infrastructure are often destroyed, so charities can’t get supplies to those in need, even with your donations.
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The power of mobile devices to coordinate is paramount.
The media show heart-wrenching images of disaster beyond anything most people have seen or could even begin to imagine. People want to help; it is human nature to want to help. And many aid agencies offer just that opportunity as they fundraising for relief efforts. But if we give to them, does it actually make a difference?
The answer is yes, but disaster relief is notably less effective than many other forms of aid. ( See previous posts)
Are you not ashamed to see the head of the U.N. Disaster Relief Organization appealed for food, medical supplies every time there is a natural disaster.
Why not establish Swat life boat centers around the world. Fully equipped fully funded. Recent Disasters have shown the need for an international system to coordinate major rescue and relief efforts.
Whenever a disaster strikes, it seems that the job of relief and reconstruction goes to some agency run by someone well-connected politically and staffed by well-meaning people with little formal knowledge in the field of disaster relief.
Universities should have a discipline known as disaster relief and reconstruction.
Experts would teach courses in evacuation, emergency healthcare, debris removable, providing temporary shelter and other phases of disaster relief.
The emotional and sensationalized climate of disaster response has prevented the adoption of a cost-effectiveness approach in decision-making. It requires putting the needs of others ahead of your own emotional needs.
When catastrophe strikes, people rush to donate to help the victims. But disaster relief is rarely cost-effective.
What would be cost-effective is a 0.05% Aid Commission on all High Frequency Trading, on all Foreign Exchange Transactions (over $20,000) and on all Sovereign Wealth Funds Acquisitions.
This would create a perpetual fund of billions.
It would be Capitalism biggest glorious moment in its history: To assist man kind and the planet we all live on. ( See Previous Posts)
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