Author

Shahdan Arram

Abstract

The study provides an overview of the literature on disaster risk reduction, its relation with various development approaches and the livelihood framework. The study also examines the theoretical debates surrounding the relation between disasters and sustainable development. In addition, the study explores the various disasters that occurred in Egypt between 1990 and 2008. The study explores â rapid onsetâ natural disasters in Egypt (earthquakes and floods), a number of frequent human-made disasters (road, maritime, train accidents and fires), and â slow onsetâ hybrid disasters (Avian and Human Influenza and landslides) and their scope, causes, and implications on the livelihoods of the affected population. In addition, the study reviews the current legal framework as it relates to disasters in Egypt and the various institutions at the national and local levels. In addition, the case study examines the Avian and Human Influenza (AHI) crisis between February 2006 and April 2009 in Egypt and explores its impact on the livelihoods of traditional poultry keepers in Fayoum. The field work conducted for this study explores the reasons behind the increased vulnerability to bird flu among traditional poultry keepers in Fayoum, and examines the ways in which the AHI crisis affected their livelihood assets and strategies. Moreover, the study explores the role of veterinary services in prevention and mitigation of the AHI crisis and how it affected the susceptibility to AHI.

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

6-1-2009

Online Submission Date

September 2012

First Advisor

Tadros, Mariz

Second Advisor

El Nur, Ibrahim

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

186 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy. The author has granted the American University in Cairo or its agents a non-exclusive license to archive this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study, and to make it accessible, in whole or in part, in all forms of media, now or hereafter known.

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