Protective and Safe Programmes for the Old and the Disabled in Times of Emergency and Disaster: the counselling perspectives

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Olusakin, A.M
Nwolisa, F.A
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Institute of Security, Nigeria.
One of the objectives of the United Nations is "promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for the fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion" (UN Charter). The effects of war and natural disasters seriously threaten human survival and sustainable livelihoods. The international humanitarian response system is working towards not only providing appropriate immediate life-saving interventions, but also to developing frameworks of analysis and action. In order to develop more effective programmes, there is a growing recognition of the importance of acquiring a greaterunderstanding of the specific context of each crisis situation and how communities are affected. Increasing global instability manifested inpolitical, religious and socio-economic as well as naturaldisasters, periodically afflict various regions. To respond to the result in theexternal environment, it is essential to understand: (i) The specific roles andresponsibilities of men and women in food security and agriculture, (ii)their activities under emergency situations and early rehabilitation'Emergency affects women and girls differently from men
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Protective , Safe Programmes , Old and the Disabled , Times of Emergency , Disaster , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Olusakin A. M, and Nwolisa, F.A (2011). Protective and Safe Programmes for the Old and the Disabled in Times of Emergency and Disaster: The Counsellors’ Perspective. In A.B. Sofoluwe, A. Akinade and O. Soyombo (Eds) Book of Readings on Environmental and Community Security. Institute of Security, Nigeria. P.255-267