In the wake of a disaster certain needs are obvious: food, medicine, clean water and the restoration of power. But getting those things into a stricken part of a poor or remote country is a very different matter from providing the same aid to a disaster-stricken area of a rich one. The last few weeks have demonstrated this truth in dramatic fashion. The needs in tsunami hit Indonesia and in hurricane-stricken North Carolina are similar in many ways, but the challenge of meeting them is dramatically different.
So, why is the response often very different in poor and rich countries?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Ruben Romero – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Paolo Lubrano – Asia Humanitarian Aid Lead, OXFAM.
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