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A multi-agency perspective to disaster preparedness

@inproceedings{RodrguezEspndola2015AMP,
  title={A multi-agency perspective to disaster preparedness},
  author={Oscar Rodr{\'i}guez-Esp{\'i}ndola and Pavel Albores and Christopher Brewster},
  booktitle={ISCRAM},
  year={2015}
}
The increasing number of victims from disasters in recent years results in several challenges for authorities aiming to protect and provide support to affected people. Humanitarian logistics represents one of the most important fields during preparedness and response in cases of disaster, seeking to provide relief, information and services to disaster victims. However, on top of the challenges of logistical activities, the successful completion of operations depends to a large extent on… 

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