- Created by: MiaT212
- Created on: 27-11-18 18:18
To what extent do HICs cope better with natural disasters than LICs?
- Tropical storms can devistate countries, cyclones, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes have caused cities to be rebuit and left others in ruins unable to be rebuilt.
- HICs such as the USA, New Zealand and China are much better at dealing with these disasters, LICs such as Kenya, Haiti and Burma dont because of many reasons
- General impacts: loss of housing, sewage in the street ; cholera outbreaks, flooding, people buried in debris, left stranded.
- In particular two similar earthquakes outline how HICs and LICs deal with these life-altering events.
- New Zealand Earthquake
- 22nd Feb 2011 12.51pm
- Boundary between Australian and Pacific plates
- 6.3 richter scale
- 2,000 people injured
- 10000 houses needed to be rebuilt
- 12 doctors per 5000 people - better access to medical care
- 95% of homes had electricity within 2 weeks made the impact better by quickly recovering and rise people out of the unexpected…