The Resource Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters : a global survey, [edited by] Adenrele Awotona

Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters : a global survey, [edited by] Adenrele Awotona

Label
Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters : a global survey
Title
Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters
Title remainder
a global survey
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Adenrele Awotona
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Disasters impose enormous misery on children, the most vulnerable members of the community. Records show that two million children have died as a direct consequence of armed conflict over the past decade. Globally, millions more have suffered death, disease, and dislocation as a result of such natural disasters as earthquakes, droughts, and floods. And even when emergency relief is available, permanent human damage remains; all too often, families fall apart, women are assaulted and degraded, and children are left to take care of themselves. In November 2008, the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, hosted an international conference to examine how to reconstruct sustainable communities that would be safe and secure for children and their families after disasters. This volume collects some of the papers that were presented at the conference. It is remarkable for the sheer assortment of topics covered. These include the role of gender equality in alleviating poverty and assisting children, their families and their communities after disasters; war and child soldiers; lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami; the nature of psychosocial resilience and its significance for managing mass emergencies, disasters and terrorism; and, the promotion of human dignity in the creation of sustainable environments that empower families in the aftermath of disasters
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.348
Index
index present
LC call number
HV553
LC item number
.I58 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Rebuilding sustainable communities for children and their families after disasters : a global survey, [edited by] Adenrele Awotona
Publication
Note
Conference proceedings
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Cross-cutting themes -- pt. 2. Rebuilding sustainable communities for children -- pt. 3. Rebuilding sustainable communities after wars -- pt. 4. Rebuilding sustainable energy infrastructure -- pt. 5. Disasters and innovative solutions
Control code
ocn828869911
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 458 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443818209
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b35971496
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828869911
  • pebcs1443818208

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