ABSTRACT

Observations on the Guatemalan Earthquake Relief Effort   [open pdf - 5MB]

"The relief effort generally was well organized and successful due mainly to the strong central management and leadership by the Guatemalan Government. Nevertheless, those problems which hindered relief operations warrant further study so that future relief efforts may be better managed. The Guatemalan experience demonstrates that the primary need in international disaster relief efforts is strong, centralized management. As discussed in a prior GAO [General Accounting Office] report, this management can be best provided over the long-term by an international disaster relief agency."

Report Number:
ID-76-71
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Date:
1976-08-23
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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