4 Things People Need To Thrive After Disaster

Why do some populations thrive after disasters, while others barely survive?

“Societies try and build those things that will protect their populations—to build infrastructures, civic institutions, effective governance,” says David Abramson, clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Global Public Health and director of the Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience Program. “But when a disaster strikes, it threatens them.”

In this video, Abramson explains that four elements really make the difference in whether groups thrive or just barely hang on after a disasters like hurricanes or disease outbreaks.

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