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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF
VULNERABILITY BETWEEN DEVELOPED &
CASE STUDY OF INDIA & USA
Dr. SWATI MITRA
Disaster Management Professional
Picture Of Hurricane Katrina-USA &
Typical Scene of devastation
Developed & Developing Nation!
Post Cyclone - India
Post Super Cyclone-India
Post Cyclone Sidr-
New Orleans post Bangladesh
SIMILARITIES IN THE
In both these places havoc wrecked
by nature was same.
It was the “vulnerable” population that
Both the places had the most socially
& economically disadvantaged
communities as well
Loss of Life, Property, sense of
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE
• In USA the “Back-Up” system is good for
recovery. For example: people have got
back to their lives with state support.
• In India, the “Back –System” is not only
poor but close to being non-existent. For
example: people devastated from the
Gujarat earthquake have still not
Capacity Building Exchange of
Community “Good Practices”
Though there exists differences between the
developed & developing nation in
“response” patterns the “vulnerability”
pattern are same!
To “BRIDGE THIS GAP” it is important to
meet MDG Goal 8- “to develop a global
partnership for development” and a build a
culture of safety & preparedness at the
global level for humanity at large.