When Helping Hands Make a Disaster Worse

By Jewel Fraser

Relief work done by emergency responders during natural disasters may inadvertently exacerbate problems caused by climate change and lead to further disasters, recent reports suggest.

When heavy rains caused nearly 20 million dollars in losses in Diego Martin, western Trinidad, in 2012, emergency responders moved rapidly to provide relief to affected residents, some of whom lost their homes.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/when-helping-hands-make-a-disaster-worse/

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