A Comparative Study On The Humanitarian Relief Operations: Van-Turkey And Tohoku-Japan Earthquakes

2019-10-01
The purpose of this article is to compare the humanitarian relief operations in Van- Turkey earthquake and Tohoku- Japan earthquake 2011. Essentially, this study questions whether the long experiences of Turkey and Japan in the management of natural disasters, especially earthquakes, have affected the development of humanitarian relief operations, what are the humanitarian relief operations of the two countries to overcome the disaster and manage it and what measures should be taken in this regard to prepare fully for humanitarian relief for major disasters in the future. Through this study, we found that the Turkish and Japanese experiences in disaster management over the years created flexibility in both countries in dealing with the Van earthquake in Turkey and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan and this contributed to the acceleration of the recovery process. However, both countries have some weaknesses in disaster management which will be evaluated through this article.
Citation Formats
Y. Snoubar and O. F. Tanrısever, “A Comparative Study On The Humanitarian Relief Operations: Van-Turkey And Tohoku-Japan Earthquakes,” pp. 392–410, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/83188.