Funding For Reconstruction And Security Thinking

1978 WordsDec 5, 20148 Pages
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 who are negatively impacted by these disasters on the most basic level with the destruction of their homes, schools, health care institutions, jobs, and sustaining injuries and death as a result. Natural disasters do not impact individuals equally; Seen as the primary caregivers and most often the main breadwinners for their families, women are forced to completely reconstruct all aspects of their daily lives in the wake of destruction. On a larger level, funding for the reconstruction of these cities and the revitalization of security for those affected is often tied up through politics between governments and aid providers. I argue that globalization has made the impact of these natural disasters not only more complex, but also increasingly
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