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The first response

In this video, Associate Professor Phil Connors discusses the increasing focus on local responses in disaster situations.

Local people are always going to be the first responders in a disaster situation.

In this video, Associate Professor Phil Connors discusses the increasing focus on local responses and why involving local communities is vital to effective relief and development operations.

Your task

Watch the video and share your thoughts on how you think local communities should be involved in disaster responses. What useful insights do locals offer? What do you think of Phil’s comments about ‘tyranny’?

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