Encyclopaedia of Biological Disaster Management: vol. 1. by Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Kumari Swarnim

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Because of increasing population and the everchanging climate of the world, droughts remain inevitable. They are also the result of highly complex meteorological phenomena, which makes forecasting them accurately extremely difficult. FIRESTORMS AND WILDFIRES The urban/wildland interface is the area where the private citizen meets wildland, and it is the zone of greatest concern for contemporary firefighters. Attendance at US parks and recreational areas has been steadily increasing for many years.

The severe undernutrition rates in Somalia during 1992 ranged from 50 to 75% of the population studied. However, the WFH of less than 5% suggests that chronic malnutrition was not a major factor before hostilities began. This pattern is typical of most developing country model complex emergencies. Individual psychological trauma is often difficult to assess unless a detailed ethnographic assessment is performed. Community-focused programs must take precedence over individually oriented therapies.

Conflict readily accelerates worsening of these numbers. Initially, mortality results from the direct effects of violence (more commonly from small arms and machetes), causing deaths, injury, and disabilities. It is the indirect effects of the conflict—the migration of populations, separation from food supplies, and destruction of the public health infrastructure—that eventually Complex Humanitarian Emergencies 71 cause the greatest mortality and morbidity. A characteristic of complex emergencies is that the healthcare system with hospitals and clinics is the first to be destroyed and the often last to be rehabilitated.

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