Funding For Reconstruction And Security Thinking

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In the past few decades, natural disasters, like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, have significantly affected more people in the world due to an increase in population size. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world’s population grew from 2.5 billion to 6.3 billion since 1950, and increasing globalization has directly affected how these individuals are affected by the natural disasters that occur in their respective cities. The most important factor in the way these disasters affect individuals is how both local and national governments respond to them. Funding for reconstruction and security thinking is what provides the direst care for individuals who are forced to endure these natural disasters. Most commonly, it is women…show more content…
Globalization and Natural Disasters According to Munro in “Natural Disasters, Globalization, and the Implications for Global Security,” recovery of cities in the wake of disaster has become an international responsibility. Munro states: “Disasters do not occur within strict national boundaries, their effects can be felt across the world, and responses must be broad and comprehensive. Security no longer refers only to state security or the absence of conflict; it also includes individual and environmental security and global health concerns” (10). Fundraising for those countries effected by natural disasters has become mainstream throughout global culture, and can even be seen in academic institutions and online organizations. In Western societies, there is an underlying moral obligation that comes with providing donations for countries hit by disaster. Children in schools often learn about these devastations through fundraisers implemented by their teachers, school councils, and PTAs and are taught to aid those less privileged than them. Fundraising techniques have even advanced into a mobile movement where donations to national crisis can be made with a simple text or mobile app that takes fund directly out of an individual’s bank account.
These moral obligations are felt by not only individuals, but also on a global economic scale as governments from surrounding
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