An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements and its Effectiveness on the Urban Poor Case Study: Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Abstract:

Informal settlements, where mostly the urban poor reside, tend to be located in hotspots of natural hazards such as floods, fire, and even earthquakes. The devastating impacts of these natural hazards on such settlements can be attributed to the higher levels of physical, economic, social and environmental vulnerability in conjunction with inadequate and poor level of disaster preparedness. Conceptualizing a detailed risk profile, in the context of informal settlement characteristics presents a starting point to which the impacts posed by environmental hazards can be addressed effectively. The policy environment such as land use planning impacting the informal settlement characteristics i.e. demographic, financial, social, and locational is key to managing disaster risks in informal settlements and can assist in disaster preparedness.
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APA

Mohamed, A (2024). An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements and its Effectiveness on the Urban Poor Case Study: Mukuru Kwa Njenga. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-disaster-risk-management-in-urban-informal-settlements-and-its-effectiveness-on-the-urban-poor-case-study-mukuru-kwa-njenga

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Mohamed, Ali "An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements and its Effectiveness on the Urban Poor Case Study: Mukuru Kwa Njenga" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-disaster-risk-management-in-urban-informal-settlements-and-its-effectiveness-on-the-urban-poor-case-study-mukuru-kwa-njenga. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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Mohamed, Ali . "An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements and its Effectiveness on the Urban Poor Case Study: Mukuru Kwa Njenga". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-disaster-risk-management-in-urban-informal-settlements-and-its-effectiveness-on-the-urban-poor-case-study-mukuru-kwa-njenga >.

Chicago

Mohamed, Ali . "An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements and its Effectiveness on the Urban Poor Case Study: Mukuru Kwa Njenga" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-disaster-risk-management-in-urban-informal-settlements-and-its-effectiveness-on-the-urban-poor-case-study-mukuru-kwa-njenga