Leaving No One Behind:Lessons from the Kerala Disasters
This report, commissioned by
Mathrubhumi and undertaken by the
Centre for Migration and Inclusive
Development (CMID), under the guidance
of Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy, chief,
Disaster Risk Reduction and operations
manager, UN Environment, is a collection
of invited articles by subject experts
on the lessons learned from the Kerala
disasters, with special emphasis on the
2018 floods and landslides.
The report summarises the vulnerabilities
of the state of Kerala to natural disasters
and provides a detailed narrative of the
2018 disasters, its impact and the overall
response of various stakeholders. The
report also summarises the initiatives
towards recovery and reconstruction
under the leadership of the Government
of Kerala and draws a road map towards
a resilient emerging Kerala (Nava
Keralam). The root causes of the floods
and landslides of 2018 also are analysed
in depth by technical experts. It also
gives an overview of the disasters that
occurred in August 2019.
Thummarukudy, Muralee;Peter, Benoy
Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development
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