What Approaches by the Government of Jordan Disaster Management Sector Were Helpful or Harmful?
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While its policies are gradually being developed, questions are mounting about what implications this new strategy will have for the traditional intergovernmental management of disasters. Thus, as an emerging issue in disaster science and management, the following chapter examines what governance issues are likely to arise from the adoption of the Whole Community approach.
The rapid expansion of the Syrian refugee population has accelerated an emerging narrative of the marginalized in the political sphere and has the potential to threaten the stability of the current Jordanian political structure. As massive population growth stresses host-community capacities, Syrian refugees have cast a light on some of Jordan’s greatest contemporary challenges. A plethora of reports point to the Syrian refugee impact on Jordan’s depleted resources, increased job competition, overburdened infrastructure, and strained social services, like healthcare and education. Notably, the challenges highlighted by the refugees all have deep roots in Jordan’s social, economic, and political fabrics. Indeed, the Syrian refugee population has merely exacerbated preexisting endemic challenges that could be harbingers of future instability.
This model has been tried but the reality is it that whatever transpired was just like a drill where data was collected but actual implementation was not effected. Hewitt’s (1983). There is also another takes at disasters which views them as socio economic problems, rather than a culmination of natural happenings. The model seeks to venture beyond what would be called natural causes. In the yester years disasters were viewed as one off happenings which were to be handled by the government. This model failed to take into consideration the social economic factors, a situation that left the victims more isolated largely due to their poor economic status. The concept of poverty eradication was mooted as a way of disaster management, since the vulnerable mostly are the poor. This brought about the on set of disaster programs that are planned for and financed, how ever they fell short of addressing the poverty question. (Yodmani1999) argues that the biggest short coming of this program is that the poor, the elderly who are the most vulnerable are left out n plannning.
Acceptability is likely to change even within individual communities over time as the makeup of that community changes.
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