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Fair training: a new direction in humanitarian assistance

O'Dempsey, Timothy ORCID: (2009) 'Fair training: a new direction in humanitarian assistance'. Progress in Development Studies, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 81-86.

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Major catastrophes appear to be inevitable given the current demographic transition, the growth of mega-cities in disaster hotspots, the predicted effects of global climate change, and the crucial relationship between natural disasters and complex political emergencies. Disaster prevention, preparedness and contingency planning will be effective only if trained personnel are available to develop these plans and implement them in a timely manner. Workforce migration, driven by poverty, insecurity and lack of opportunity, creates a leadership and skills vacuum that further increases the vulnerability of those who remain. Sustainable solutions to the problems of disasters and development will only be achieved when poor people have local access to Fair Training.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex humanitarian emergencies, disaster preparedness, fair training, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian professionalism, skilled workers, workforce migration
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Accident and Injury Prevention. Disasters > WA 295 Disasters. Disaster medicine. Rescue work. Terrorism
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 15:08


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