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Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us About Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Sara Benitez; Eric Rodriguez

Topic: Environment (Natural disasters)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Disaster relief; Immigrant family support; Community-based advocacy; Hispanic population

Coverage: California

Abstract:

Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us about Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis is a report that identifies the limitations of disaster management with regard to Latinos and immigrants, and explains factors that have contributed to a failure to adapt disaster response policy in consideration of these communities. The research is based on the activities conducted by community-based organizations after the fall 2007 California wildfires.

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