Community Resilience in Natural Disasters by Anouk Ride

By Anouk Ride

Instructed throughout the voices of local people leaders, this publication analyzes how groups reply to normal failures and the way outsiders give a contribution definitely - or negatively - to their reaction, selling debate at the function of reduction and the media in occasions of difficulty.

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Monetization of community activities should be discouraged (such as paid volunteers and paid activity participants) so as to not create a handout mentality. 48 P e l u p e s s y, B r e t h e r t on, a n d R i de • Interventions should be culturally appropriate in Muslim settings such as not requiring women to dance and sing (exception for traditional ones), providing toys considered idolization, or people other than religious leaders providing instructions for prayer and other religious activities.

How did they climb up there, I wondered? But anyway, lots of people on the roof. That was what happened. Neighbors and families held together at this time to try and keep safe, and there were also many people who helped strangers who were troubled, in the same situation as them or in worse situations. In each group of survivors there were people who identified solutions to problems and helped those who were too afraid or too shocked to respond to the situation. For example, Novi, NGO worker, described I n d on e s i a 29 a bunch of people on the roof of a store in Simpang Tiga—included in this group was a person who told the women not to cry but to pray, another person who led efforts to break the roof to get people to higher ground, and a group of men who went into the flooded regions to try and rescue people after the first wave.

I got them okay. I asked them to go to my shop. While sitting there, I heard news, I don’t know where it came from? Maybe after the first earthquake, people went somewhere? I heard that a big building fell down in the city. Investigation found that it was Pante Pirak. Pante Pirak had fallen. People crowded around sitting in my shop. People [were] already panicking. ” In a second, I saw many people crowded from Lampulo, screaming and panicking terrifyingly and I really didn’t know what it was. ” I thought when people said that sea water came up to the plain it was so bizarre.

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