Resilience in Disaster and Emergency Action

Natural disasters create a major impact on the lives of people. Any earthquake inland flood tropical cyclone or similar natural disaster can disrupt the community. This is why it is important to implement resilience emergency disaster management techniques. They will provide us the opportunity to remain resilient with natural disasters and minimize the impact created on the community.

Why should we focus more on resilience?

Communities out there in the world are getting complex along with time. Due to the same reason, the challenges that they have to face are getting complex as well. We often see how natural disasters and human caused disasters are disrupting the day to day lives of people. Factors such as increased urbanization, globalization, and climate change can contribute a lot towards the above-mentioned fact. While keeping that in mind, we will need to minimize the risk that we have to face. That’s where we should prepare for the disasters and address threats. Community resilience would focus more on enhancing the day to day health as well as wellbeing of people in the communities. This can eventually minimize the negative impact caused by disasters.

The relationship between disaster preparedness and community resilience?

Developing community resilience is in a position to deliver numerous benefits back to the community. That’s because community resilience is not just based on the traditional approach to remain prepared. Instead, it will also focus on encouraging the actions to develop preparedness. On the other hand, this would promote the development of excellent community systems, which would address different factors such as health. Sustainable development plays a major role in here as well.

Some of the most important preparedness activities available for the people to try includingreunification plans for families, continuity of operations plans for organizations, and compiling disaster resources and kits. All these are important to support the community to be resilient during a disaster. That’s because they are in a position to improve health, community systems, and wellness.

How to develop a resilient community

There are some effective strategies to follow at the time of developing a resilient community. For example, you can think about promoting access to social services, healthcare, and public health. On the other hand, you can go ahead with day to day systems, which can be leveraged to deliver better health resilience during emergencies and disasters. In case if people are aware of how to access healthcare during an emergency, it will be possible for them to go ahead without encountering any major challenges.

Another great method available to develop a resilient community would be to expand collaboration and communication. This is why it is important to build networks that include academia, businesses, community organizations, behavioral health, and social services. On top of that, it is also possible to have emergency management partners as well.

Along with all these efforts, you should think about engaging with the at-risk individuals. Based on past data and other related information, it is possible to figure out what individuals are facing the most risk of encountering negative effects during a natural disaster. Upon understanding them, it is possible to engage wit them and explain to them about the vulnerabilities. Then it is possible to get those people ready to play an active role and ensure their health and wellbeing. Moreover, those individuals will be able to contribute towards the resilience of the community as well.

These are some of the most effective strategies available to build resilience in emergency situations and disasters. You can keep these in mind and contribute to develop a resilient community and deliver positive results coming along with it. Click here for more information on Resilience on Emergency & Disaster Conference

Dec 7, 2021 08:30 – Dec 9, 2021 18:00
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