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Bernice Mufor Nkekeh

Community Emergency Preparedness and Response. A comparative analysis of the cases of Mount Cameroon and Mount Etna

Statistics show that millions of people are affected by man-made (e.g., wars, conflicts, and refugee crises) and natural disasters (e.g., floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, famines) yearly and these trigger humanitarian crises.  Meanwhile attention paid to these natural disasters are insufficient, only very little attention is paid on volacanic eruption in particular with respect to assessment of risk analysis and this turns to have more severe consequences in the local population. My projects seeks to particularly focus on the lack of assessment of risk analysis on the hazardous lava flow of mount Cameroon as this causes numerous damages to the local population. To have a clear mapping of this this insufficient assessment, the project takes into consideration a comparative approach with Mount Etna (Italy).

This research aims to examine the similarities and differences between Mount Cameroon and Mount Etna Emergency Preparedness and Response systems related risks using qualitative and quantitative approaches. 

Examining:

  1. the Mount Cameroon Emergency Preparedness and Response systems related risks;
  2. the Mount Etna Emergency Preparedness and Response systems related risks;
  3. the association between Mount Cameroon and Mount Etna Emergency Preparedness and Response systems related risks.

This will help identify challenges faced by the countries concerned and will make recommendations on improving the emergency preparedness and response of both countries.