The Importance Of Emergency Management

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Emergencies are one of the most complex things to manage because, by very definition, they are completely unpredictable. According the the Merriam-Webster dictionary an emergency is “an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action.” These two element, surprise and urgency, change the typical structure of management as we know it. When tensions are running high several aspects of management become even more crucial such as preparedness, organization, and the ability to think on your feet. Due to rise in disasters in recent years, the paradigm of emergency management is quickly changing. Organizations whom are dedicated to emergency relief, whether they are public or private, must constantly update…show more content…
In the last 25 years, natural disasters have affected about 217 million people every year, and about 300 million people in places around the world experience daily violence and political strife. The immediate and longer-term effects of these disruptions on large populations constitute humanitarian crises. In recent decades, public health interventions in the humanitarian response have made gains in the equity and quality of emergency assistance. With these crisis on the rise, emergency management is more important than ever. A natural disaster or an outbreak of war or violence can turn lives upside down in an instant, killing or driving millions of people from their homes and devastating communities. When catastrophe strikes, emergency relief teams delivers rapid, lifesaving aid that reduces suffering, restores dignity and jump starts economic…show more content…
Even the climate change skeptics who are not convinced that the increase in extreme weather has anything to do with climate change have to admit that there has been an increase in natural disasters in the last 50 years. According to a report from the New England Journal of Medicine, there were three times as many natural disasters from 2000 to 2009 as there were from 1980 through 1989. Scientist agree that climate change is responsible for about 80 percent of this rapid increase in disasters and in contrast, trends in geophysical events have remained steady. The reason we are seeing a change in our climate is widely debated although considered by the vast majority of scientist to be man-made. These man made factors such as greenhouse gas, deforestation and pollution are a direct consequence of the increasing rate of urbanization in the world. Our population is expanding, more and more countries are industrializing and people are consuming products more than ever before. To keep up with the urbanization we are seeing things like forests getting cut down, a spike in the agriculture industry and a greater need for oil. This new urban
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