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Concept Paper: Importance of Cultural Competency in Disaster Management   [open pdf - 232KB]

"In any society there are individuals for whom, from time to time or always, alteration of routine, adaptation of informational messages, or modification of technology use is necessary to effectively perform everyday functions that to the majority in their community may seem ordinary. This is particularly true in minority communities where the culture of asking for and receiving care are frequently different from those in majority communities. It should come as no surprise that in emergency situations or times of disaster, these individuals may require special attention, too, including preparation of risk reduction and warning messages, adaptation of assistive technologies to receive warnings, help in responding to warnings once they know the appropriate action required, and special assistance in the aftermath of a disaster event."

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