Disaster response agencies increasingly use the concept of ‘vulnerability’ to analyse processes that lead to disasters and to identify responses. Because no common definition of ‘vulnerability’ exists, agencies use the concept in the way that best fits their practice – in other words, focusing on physical and economic vulnerability. In most assessments, however, the stories of the affected communities are not included.
|Title of host publication||Mapping Vulnerability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Disasters, Development and People|
|Editors||G. Bankoff, G. Frerks|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|