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Running head: CULTURALLY EFFECTIVE DISASTER RESPONSES
Culturally Effective Disaster Responses
CULTURALLY EFFECTIVE DISASTER RESPONSES
In Sri Lanka, one of the cultural considerations that crisis workers had to deal with after the
tsunami was the restrictions placed by traditions on women. The crisis workers needed to know
that according to culture in Sri Lanka, women are supposed to keep long hears and wear saris.
These would hence hinder women from escaping to safety. Secondly, women are restricted from
learning to climb trees or swim; thus, they could use any of these skills to save themselves. Norms
in family settings in places women to be in charge of taking care of their children hence crisis
workers should have known this if they were to be successful in saving women and children who
tend to be more vulnerable to disasters (Gamburd, & McGilvray, 2016). In New Orleans, after
Hurricane Katrina, crisis workers also faile...
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