Earthquakes

Turkey earthquake responders are mobilised to assist the responsee
©European Union, 2023. Photographer: Begum Iman | CC BY ND 2.0

In fragile or developing states, large earthquakes can turn back the development clock by years or even decades.

ALNAP's lessons paper Responding to earthquakes draws from previous post-earthquake humanitarian responses covering: debris management, shelter, health, livelihoods and economic recovery, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, food security, nutrition and protection.

Red Cross volunteers register residents affected by flood caused by Typhoon Koppu, Philippines
Photo: Noel Celis / IFRC | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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