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What are the challenges of disaster response?

We learn about the impact of the 2010 Pakistan floods through first-hand accounts and ask what makes a quality response to a disaster.

Watch the video where Moustafa talks about the issues faced by those involved in the aftermath of the Pakistan 2010 flood, and how that initial response was poorly managed.

Course note: some learners may find the content in the above video upsetting or of a sensitive nature. Please note that the video content chosen is for the purpose of understanding the educational context around the subject matter.
Note down any key points of the issues discussed in the video. This is a good opportunity to consider what challenges are being faced and what a more effective response would look like.

Your task

After watching the above video, answer the following question:
What are the challenges of disaster response?
Post your thoughts in the comments area and see what your fellow learners think.
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Humanitarian Action, Response and Relief

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