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Arctic humanitarianism for post-disaster settlement and shelter

Ilan Kelman (Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, UK) (University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 9 August 2020

Issue publication date: 13 November 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper explores Arctic post-disaster situations by focusing on settlement and shelter in Arctic humanitarian contexts.

Design/methodology/approach

Principles of post-disaster settlement and shelter are examined for the Arctic and then for the case study of Svalbard, Norway.

Findings

Established principles apply in the Arctic, but are not easy to implement. Limited practical experience exists, and some Arctic humanitarian situations require much more investigation to understand how to deal with the post-disaster settlement and shelter process.

Originality/value

Setting an agenda for aspects of the principles and practices of Arctic humanitarianism.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Research Council of Norway, Project 286527/H30 “Norway-Russia Disaster Diplomacy in the High North and Arctic”.

Citation

Kelman, I. (2020), "Arctic humanitarianism for post-disaster settlement and shelter", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 471-480. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-12-2019-0353

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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