Responding to Natural Disasters: JDC's Response to the Tsunami

By Amos Avgar, William Recant, Romi Kaplan

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2007

The authors examine the post-disaster intervention strategies of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) following the tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia in December 2004. They describe and analyze JDC√Ę??s partnerships, programs, and modes of operation. They further suggest theoretical variables influencing the process of recovery and facilitating long-term development. These variables include the level of solidarity and integration of the affected community; leadership and social entrepreneurship; linkages to the outside world; and the intervention strategies of the assisting (outside) organizations.

Topic: Social Services, International Relations, Disaster Management, Jewish Organizations, Emergency Management

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Chalew, Gail Naron , Swartz, Barry R.

Volume/Issue: vol.83/no.1

Page Number(s): 39-49

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Asia

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Bibliographic Information:
Avgar, Amos. Recant, William. Kaplan, Romi. Responding to Natural Disasters: JDC's Response to the Tsunami. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2007: 39-49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3714


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