Review of disaster response management challenges from war operations and terrorism in Iraq

Al-dahash, H and Kulatunga, U 2015, Review of disaster response management challenges from war operations and terrorism in Iraq , in: International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, 15th - 17th July 2015, New South Wales, Australia.

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The entire world is facing an unprecedented scale of disasters with increasing frequency and intensity. We live in a world which has been dominated by crises and natural and man-made disaster. Poverty, epidemics, famine, terrorism, wars, fires, collapsing buildings, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, are only some examples of many of the crises and disasters which need serious cooperation and solidarity to overcome, particularly in Iraq, which has suffered from military operations and terrorist activity over a number of years. Although various scholars have researched issues regarding disaster management, few have studied the response management challenges due to the disaster of war operation and terrorism in Iraq. Not much empirical data is available in this field. In this paper, a review of the relevant literature on challenges and obstacles during war operations and terrorism has been conducted by carrying out a comprehensive literature review. This literature includes central and local government ordinances, regulations and reports as well as some research papers. An attempt has been made to explore the challenges facing disaster response management in Iraq. This exploration focuses on the achievement of the basic functions of management operations (planning, organizing, directing, controlling). The study also seeks to explain various types of challenges facing disaster response management in Iraq. The findings conclude that challenges and obstacles in Iraq’s disaster response management system are concentrated in the planning and organizing stages. This paper also reveals that adequate disaster response management strategies in Iraq are still lacking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Udayangani Kulatunga
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 13:17
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 20:03

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