Disasters in the Americas: The case for legal preparedness

A set of case studies that highlight the importance of adequately facilitating and regulating outside international humanitarian assistance in the event of natural disasters.

Case studies include the following examples:

  • Dominican Republic law encourages civil society empowerment
  • Preparing Colombia to better manage international assistance
  • Earthquake law eases recovery in Chile

IFRC, 2011.

Disasters in the America: The case for legal preparedness
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