Author(s): Larsen, R.K.; Miller, F.; Thomalla, F.
In: Larsen, R.K., F. Miller and F. Thomalla (2009). Vulnerability and recovery from the tsunami: building resilient coastal communities: a synthesis of factors contributing to tsunami-related vulnerability in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Stockholm: SEI. SEI research report. ISBN 9789186125080.
Type: Research report
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Vulnerability and recovery from the tsunami: building resilient coastal communities: a synthesis of factors contributing to tsunami-related vulnerability in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Vulnerability is a concept that is often used yet rarely systematically explained or rigorously investigated in practice and just 40 documents were found to contain actual substantiated vulnerability insights with a focus on vulnerable groups.
A total of 137 substantiated vulnerability insights were identified and the most vulnerable groups identified were displaced people, women, children, families, farmers and victims from other emergencies. 75% of all risks identified were emerging during the recovery
process, and half of these relate to aid delivery.
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See also the working paper from 2008 Vulnerability in the context of post 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami recovery: Lessons for building more resilient coastal communities