Timeline of a disaster response.

Position::DISASTER RELIEF - Chronology
 
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Onset

Onset--an earthquake, hurricane, wildfire or other sudden disaster occurs

First few days

Meeting immediate needs:

* Food, water, shelter, clothing

* Hygiene and medical aid

* Assessing community needs

* Coordinating response with other agencies

First few weeks

* Continuing to meet daily needs

* Food, water, hygiene

* Building temporary shelter for people to live in

* Beginning to rebuild livelihoods/farming

* Getting kids back into school

First few months

* Rebuilding each others' homes

* Food for work rebuilding infrastructure

* Livelihoods

* Community rebuilding--roads, water sources, schools, community centres

Ensuing years

* Build back better: communities with stronger buildings, more economic security, and infrastructure to support them

* Good development...

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