Responding to Natural Disasters: JDC's Response to the Tsunami

By Amos Avgar, William Recant, Romi Kaplan

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2007

The authors examine the post-disaster intervention strategies of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) following the tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia in December 2004. They describe and analyze JDCâ??s partnerships, programs, and modes of operation. They further suggest theoretical variables influencing the process of recovery and facilitating long-term development. These variables include the level of solidarity and integration of the affected community; leadership and social entrepreneurship; linkages to the outside world; and the intervention strategies of the assisting (outside) organizations.

Topic: Social Services, International Relations, Disaster Management, Jewish Organizations, Emergency Management

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Chalew, Gail Naron , Swartz, Barry R.

Volume/Issue: vol.83/no.1

Page Number(s): 39-49

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Asia

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Bibliographic Information:
Avgar, Amos. Recant, William. Kaplan, Romi. Responding to Natural Disasters: JDC's Response to the Tsunami. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2007: 39-49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3714


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