At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability, and Disasters

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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

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Indicates US dollars unless otherwise stated

BFAP

Bangladesh Flood Action Plan

CPRs

Common Property Resources

CRED

Centre for Research in the Epidemiology of Disasters (Louvain)

DFID

Department For International Development (UK foreign aid ministry)

ENSO

El Niño Southern Oscillation

FAD

Food Availability Decline

FAO

Food and Agricultural Organisation

FCDI

Flood Control Drainage and Irrigation

FED

Food Entitlement Decline

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Authority (USA)

FEWS

Famine Early Warning System

G7/G8

Group of 7 (now Group of 8) major economic powers

GM

Genetically Modified

GoB

Government of Bangladesh

HDI

Human Development Index

HEP

Hydro-Electric Power

HIPCs

Highly Indebted Poor Countries

HYV

High Yielding Varieties (of food grain plants)

IDNDR

International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

IDP

Internally Displaced Person

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC)

IFRC

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Geneva)

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ISDR

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

LDCs

Less Developed Countries

MDCs

More Developed Countries

MSF

Médecins Sans Frontieres

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface to the 2004 Edition xiv
  • Preface to the 1994 Edition xvi
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms xviii
  • Part I - Framework and Theory 1
  • 1 - The Challenge of Disasters and Our Approach 3
  • 2 - The Disaster Pressure and Release Model 49
  • 3 - Access to Resources and Coping in Adversity 87
  • Part II - Vulnerability and Hazard Types 125
  • 4 - Famine and Natural Hazards 127
  • 5 - Biological Hazards 167
  • 6 - Floods 201
  • 7 - Coastal Storms 243
  • 8 - Earthquakes and Volcanoes 274
  • Part III - Towards a Safer Environment 319
  • 9 - Towards a Safer Environment 321
  • Bibliography 377
  • Index 447
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