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Disaster relief

Jake Stones explores the relief work done across the globe when natural tragedies strike
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Nature, like most things, has the capacity to bite back when pushed into a corner. And if you hadn’t noticed, humanity is practically shoving nature into a corner with its perpetual release of CO2 emissions, continual dumping of plastic into the oceans, the stripping bare of natural environments for resources like palm oil, and the everexpanding cities and towns which are dealing with the demands of overpopulation.

The technical term for the moments when nature bears its teeth is a ‘natural disaster’. Aptly named, a natural disaster is an instance of severe damage and disruption, brought about through nature. Some of the more common natural disasters are volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons and wildfires. However, heatwaves, drought, famine and severe rain all make the list – as well as the rogue instances, like meteors and solar flares.

The human counterbalance to natural disaster is disaster relief. These are the efforts dedicated to overcoming disarray and despondency amid the fiercest exertions of energy found on the planet.

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