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In the wake of a natural disaster, donation decisions aren’t clear-cut


Opferzahl bei Katastrophen bestimmt Spendenhöhe (Number of victims of disasters determine donations)


The Problem with Death Tolls


Disaster Relief Donations Track Number of People Killed, Not Survivors

People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much money to donate to relief efforts. ... More>


Observer Article

Meeting the Mental-Health Needs of Survivors of Large-Scale Trauma

The world has certainly had a rough couple of years with the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, and more recently, hurricane Sandy. In the wake of such disasters attention is often paid to meeting the physical needs of a community, but it is often less apparent what should be done to meet the mental health needs of what is often a traumatized population. ... More>