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Collective ConvictionThe Story of Disaster Action$
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Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381236

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.001.0001

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Disaster Action’s Legacy – and the Future

Disaster Action’s Legacy – and the Future

(p.167) Chapter 13 Disaster Action’s Legacy – and the Future
Collective Conviction

Anne Eyre

Pam Dix

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses Disaster Action's legacy. Disaster Action's focus has, rightly, evolved over the lifetime of the charity, in recent years being as much on addressing the human aspects of disasters as on their prevention. New members have joined, bringing their different experiences and issues, which have affected the shape and direction of the organisation. In many ways their contributions have reinforced and reminded members of the universal and consistent needs of those affected by disasters. At the same time, their expectations and concerns reflect the dynamic nature of emergency management, the changing environments in which disasters occur, and the need for a proper response, whatever the context. In order to sustain their work, the need for core funding for Disaster Action has remained paramount. The chapter then looks at Disaster Action's continuing work in the areas of legislation and guidance, as well as disaster victim identification. It also considers the future of humanitarian assistance and Disaster Action's enduring principles of accountability, support, and prevention.

Keywords:   Disaster Action, disasters, emergency management, disaster response, disaster prevention, humanitarian assistance, disaster accountability, disaster support, disaster prevention

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