Disaster Management: The Kenyan Perspective
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Over the past few years, disasters have increased in their frequency and intensity at an exponential speed. The damages caused by disasters cannot be over emphasised; they include loss of life, human suffering, economic instability and destruction of the environment. Individuals, families, communities and nations have had their bigger share of the impact of disasters. It is from this background that the author sought to empower the reader with knowledge about disaster management. This book will be of great value to the teachers, lectures, students, disaster management professionals/institutions/organizations, and more importantly, those people who care about reducing their disaster vulnerability and promote their resilience. The book seeks to examine the nature of disasters with the aim of promoting disaster preparedness, response, management and mitigation at individual, household, community and country level. The conception of the disaster vicious cycle model and the multifactorial nature of disaster model have been discussed. Capacity building, risk analysis & risk reduction have been highlighted primarily to empower you ‘the reader’. Your safety is your responsibility.