International and Humanitarian Disaster Management

International and Humanitarian Disaster Management Course description: International and humanitarian disaster management has steadily evolved over decades. The increased emphasis on global disaster preparedness from both governmental and private sectors has widespread application across all borders. Through the exploration of disaster models, public health principles, economic, social and political elements, students will explore the application of the disaster cycle.
The assignment of the first week includes two questions that you will answer BUT please be guided by the following instructions (VERY IMPORTANT) the topic of this week is about Environmental Assessment; Natural and Man-made Hazards 1- Please answer both questions using ONLY THREE references but please remember to include at least one ot two of them from the references of reading assignments of this week that I will offer here and the rest can be from your choice, and the reading assignment of this week are:
• Coppola (Coppola, D. P. (2011). Introduction to international disaster management (2nd Ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. (available online) Chapter 2; (AND)
• Kapur (Kapur, G.B. and Smith, J.P. (2011). Emergency public health preparedness and response. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Chapter 11

1. Describe how the HVA used in disaster planning differs from the environmental risk assessment post disaster.

2. Applying research principles identify how you would gather appropriate data to do a rapid assessment?