Divided disasters: examining the impacts of the conflict–disaster nexus for distanced crises in the Philippines

Field, Jessica (2018) Divided disasters: examining the impacts of the conflict–disaster nexus for distanced crises in the Philippines. Disasters, 42. S265-S286. ISSN 03613666

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Divided disasters’ are conflicts and natural hazard-induced disasters that occur simultaneously, but in different locations within the same national boundaries. They will place pressure on the same national governance structures, will draw on the same international and national humanitarian resources, and therefore can mutually reinforce the challenges and risks faced by affected populations. Yet, as this paper argues, the impacts do not originate in the direct interaction of these two variables. Rather, they derive, in part, from the management of humanitarian responses to them—namely, through the reprioritisation of attention and the redeployment of resources as driven by the imperatives of ‘the good project'. Using a case study of the Philippines, and the parallel emergencies of Typhoon Haiyan (one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record) and the spike in violence in Mindanao in 2013, this paper explores the organisational motivators of humanitarian responses to divided disasters, and assesses their implications for affected populations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aid effectiveness | Conflict | Disaster | Humanitarianism | Non-governmental organisations | Philippines
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Arts and Humanities (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of International Affairs
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 05:30
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2021 05:39
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12305
Additional Information: I would like to thank my colleagues and friends from Save the Children UK and the University of Manchester who offered invaluable support during fieldwork and were a sounding board for any and all ideas. The research undertaken for the Humanitar�ian Effectiveness Project has become a core foundation of my thinking ever since. I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to James Stringer and Birte Vogel, who are always ready to give insightful comments and feedback. All errors are, of course, my own.
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/345


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