Disaster preparedness and humanitarian response in flood and landslide-affected communities in Eastern Uganda

Shannon Doocy, Evan Russell, Yuri Gorokhovich, Thomas Kirsch

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to characterize and investigate relationships between disaster preparedness, impacts, and humanitarian response among Eastern Uganda populations affected by the 2010 landslides and floods. Design/methodology/approach: A stratified cluster survey of the disaster-affected populations was conducted five months after the onset of the disasters. Probability proportional to size sampling was used to sample 800 households, including 400 affected by floods in Butaleja District and 400 affected by landslides in Bududa District. Findings: Mortality was significantly higher in the landslide-affected populations as compared to flood-affected populations (deaths reported: 4.5 vs 1.6 percent, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-339
Number of pages14
JournalDisaster Prevention and Management
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Floods
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Landslides
  • Uganda

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Disaster preparedness and humanitarian response in flood and landslide-affected communities in Eastern Uganda. / Doocy, Shannon; Russell, Evan; Gorokhovich, Yuri; Kirsch, Thomas.

In: Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2013, p. 326-339.

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