Symbolic Planning and Disaster Preparedness in Developing Counties: The Presbyterian Church in Vanuatu
August 1992 (VOL. 10, NO. 2)
In developing counties vulnerable to natural disasters, disaster planning is being encouraged and facilitated by donors. This is done in order to promote self-reliance as well as to mitigate the effects of disasters and lessen the need for a high degree of external emergency response assistance. This paper examines the development of disaster plans among the South West Pacific Island countries and pays particular attention to Vanuatu as a case study.