oa Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies - The different faces of vulnerability : are we making any impact at all?

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1996-1421
  • E-ISSN: 2072-845X



Vulnerability is the common cause of the immense disaster risk present on the African continent. For decades the international community has been speculating about the causal and underlying factors which render communities vulnerable to the impact of disasters. In most instances the focus was on the hazardous impact of an event and the surrounding inability of the stricken to deal with the consequences.

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