Knowing of the devastating disaster, aid from different sectors from all over the world began to pour into Honduras such as Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).This paper will focus on one NGO, World Vision International, specifically concentrated on its work of reducing vulnerability and poverty through disaster mitigation after the Hurricane Mitch in 1998. What really sets this organization from the rest ...
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...ttention to the disaster victims. They focus their work from the source of the problem, in the most affected cities in Honduras, unlike that of the work of some IGO, with its headquarters are in a completely different country than that of the one they are implementing new policies upon.
A specific sector of the World Vision, funded through the Central American Mitigation Initiative (CAMI), sought to integrate emergency response after the Hurricane Mitch, as well as provide Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into the development of the nation (USAID 5). This was done through “the [focus] on the human beings as the core element in the organization, on community participation and in development planning” (UN ISDR 16). According to the United Nation’s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Report from 2008, the project’s major goals after the 1998 hurricane were to:
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