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Mobilizing the Pacific diaspora : a key component of disaster resilience

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Title:Mobilizing the Pacific diaspora : a key component of disaster resilience
Authors:Alefaio, Siautu
Date Issued:04 Sep 2020
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Abstract:Of all the earth's regions, the Pacific is one of the most prone to natural disasters. Climate-related disasters such as floods, droughts, and tropical cyclones make the headlines, along with other natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. These may be accompanied by crises in public health. Today, many Pacific Island countries rely heavily on government relief and international aid when they face a disaster. Traditional sources of resilience can still play an important role, however, both within local communities and within the broader diaspora of Pacific communities in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia, and the US. A better understanding of Pacific cultures from within and a better recognition of the role of the Pacific diaspora and of churches in Pacific communities would also help improve development efforts and disaster response.
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URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69943
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