Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

by Hayley Mitchell Haugen


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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues. That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each Volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and through subject index round out each volume

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737744941
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2009
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 An Effective Disaster Relief System Is Crucial Gilbert Burnham 9

2 The Government Should Not Be in Charge of Disaster Relief Matt Ryan 14

3 Americans Need a Better Understanding of FEMA Daniel J. Kaniewski 19

4 FEMA Needs Better Operations Management Richard Sylves 24

5 The Media Can Keep the Government in Check During Disaster Relief Efforts Rem Rieder 31

6 Hurricane Katrina Victims Have Been Forgotton Deepa Fernandes 36

7 The U.S. Response to Disaster Relief Has Improved Since Hurricane Katrina: USA Today 41

8 Disaster Relief Efforts Ignore Undocumented Workers Amanda Martinez 46

9 Pets Should Not Be Forgotten During Natural Disasters Laura Bevan 52

10 International Policy Is Needed to Humanely Provide Disaster Relief to Reluctant Countries Michael Moran 59

11 The United Nations' Humanitarian Relief Efforts Need Oversight Nile Gardiner 65

12 Religious Organizations' Volunteers Make a Difference to Disaster Relief Ted Olsen 71

13 Disaster Relief Should Aim to Improve Lives Instead of Simply Restoring Them Alex Steffen 76

14 Tsunami Survivors Inspired to Help Katrina Victims Kris Axtman 84


What You Should Know About Disaster Relief 89

What You Should Do About Disaster Relief 93

Organizations to Contact 95

Bibliography 99

Index 101

Picture Credits 104

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