Author(s): Zou, L.; Thomalla, F.
In: SEI Working Paper: Stockholm, Sweden.
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The Causes of Social Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards in Southeast Asia
The objective of this paper is to undertake a comprehensive, systematic analysis of the scientific literature on coastal hazards to identify the factors contributing to hazard vulnerability, determine the relationships between them, and to review recommendations for vulnerability reduction.
Several decades of research have produced considerable understanding of the complex interacting factors contributing to social vulnerability to natural hazards. Despite these insights and the efforts of the disaster risk reduction and humanitarian organisations to reduce hazard vulnerability, natural hazards remain a considerable challenge to poverty reduction and development in many countries around the world and particularly in South and Southeast Asia.
The paper includes research findings from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
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