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International alert series: The BIG Issues

Beyond Tsunami - CARE Australia response

Robert Glasser, CARE AustraliaDr Robert Glasser, CEO, CARE Australia


Introduction

1. CAREís Response to the Tsunami

Key issues

2. What can we expect in future? Trends in Humanitarian Emergencies

Although the tsunami is once in a century event, there is strong reason to believe that we will see many more highly destructive natural disasters in future. The evidence suggests this:

Climate change may be one cause of this:

But there are other worrying humanitarian disasters looming: Avian Influenza

3. Beyond Tsunami: Will the public respond as generously next time?

Conclusion

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