CHAPTER 8

Disaster Response Mechanisms

Global

On a global basis, the World Health Organization (WHO) is designed to monitor disease and plan global controls and response along with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), which has a similar function. Other than on these health issues there exists no central globally recognized response organization, and so calamities are usually handled by local governments on the spot with whatever support they are able to obtain from other countries.1

There exist agencies such as the Global Emergency Response Coalition, a lifesaving humanitarian alliance formed in 2017, made up of eight of the world’s largest United States–based international aid organizations, whose goal is to work collectively to deliver relief ...

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