Disasters and Conflict Zoë Chafe Worldwatch Institute USIP Global Peace and Security Seminar July 12, 2006 Outline Disaster trends Natural vs. “unnatural” disasters Case studies of disaster and conflict -Aceh -Sri Lanka -Pakistan -Hurricane Katrina Recommendations and project goals
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USIP Global Peace and Security Seminar
July 12, 2006
-Aceh -Sri Lanka
-Pakistan -Hurricane Katrina
Source: National Environmental Satellite, Mario Tama: Getty Images, AP, Karl Schular: IUCN Pakistan, Reuters, Wade Laube
Source: MunichRe, CRED
Source: ESRI/USGS, China Daily, AP/Bureau of Meteorology, Save the Children, Matt Rourke/AP, International Security Assistance Force.
Aceh’s total population: 4.2 million
Sri Lanka’s total population: 19.6 million