Social Work and Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan

Authors

  • Sajjad Hussain Department of Social Work University of Malakand
  • Saira Miraj Department of Social Work University of Peshawar
  • Rani Saddique Department of Psychology , University of hazara

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v10i1.105

Keywords:

Disaster, Social Work, Community, Participation, Sustainability

Abstract

Pakistan is exposed to various natural calamities due to its geophysical condition and climatic changes. In addition, man-made disasters also pose a threat to human lives and properties which includes industrial and transport disasters including oil spills, civil unrest, wars and conflicts. Although it is not possible to stop or prevent natural disasters, but the negative impacts of natural disasters can be minimized through human efforts. The government of Pakistan has adopted participatory approach as part of its policy for disaster management. This research paper is based on the analysis of secondary data for reviewing the existing policies with emphasis on disaster risk reduction in pre and post disaster period. The paper concludes that participation of target community is indispensable for disaster risk reduction on sustainable basis. The article suggests that community should be meaningfully involved in disaster risk reduction efforts at the local level. In this connection the role of social workers is indispensable for disaster risk reduction on sustainable basis.

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Published

2019-09-08

How to Cite

Hussain, S., Miraj, S., & Saddique, R. (2019). Social Work and Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 10(1), 117–132. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v10i1.105

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