HomeProgressio Journal on Human Developmentvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

When giving is not enough: A discussion on post disaster situation

Kenta Nagatsuka | Ryoya Onda | Yuta Kubo | Shizuka Yamazaki | Kanako Kimura



The usual response to disaster situation by people not directly affected is to extend help. Food packs, clothes, medicine, and water are very much needed in the aftermath of disaster, and these are immediately sent to volunteer groups for distribution to the affected areas. Recently, with the extreme magnitude of disasters hitting larger areas, recovery often takes a year or even more. The aspect on post disaster survival requires more effort in this case. Interviews were conducted in Cagayan de Oro City on February 10-14, 2015 to know more about the kinds of assistance which were provided to the survivors of the flash floods Sendong which happened on December 16, 2011 and how various forms of assistance are helping the survivors to recover.