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Disaster management cooperation in central america: The case of rainfall-induced natural disasters
Uppsala Univ, Dept Earth Sci, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden.;Univ San Carlos, Facultad Agron, Guatemala City, Guatemala..
Uppsala Univ, Ctr Sustainable Dev, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden..
Uppsala Univ, Dept Ecol & Genet Limnol, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden..
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Centre for Climate and Safety. Karlstad Univ, Ctr Climate & Safety, Karlstad, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2992-9572
2015 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, ISSN 0435-3676, E-ISSN 1468-0459, Vol. 97, no 1, 85-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Rainfall-induced natural disasters rank first among all natural disasters in Central America. Due to the geographical conditions of the Central American region, it is common that two or more countries are struck by the same rainfall event, for example Hurricane Mitch in 1998 affected the entire Central American region, killing more than 18000 people. As a consequence, Central American countries have started to promote regional policies and programs that aim for better preparation and response to these events, including disaster management cooperation. However, cooperation poses several challenges that may hinder its goals. In order to analyse these challenges, we present analysis in this paper of the current policy and legal institutions as well as the main challenges that may hinder international disaster management cooperation in Central America.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Vol. 97, no 1, 85-96 p.
Keyword [en]
Central America, natural disasters management, international cooperation
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Environmental Sciences
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Risk and Environmental Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41628DOI: 10.1111/geoa.12095ISI: 000350500400006OAI: diva2:918582
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2016-05-12Bibliographically approved

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