Traditional Coping Strategies and Disaster Response: Examples from the South Pacific Region

  title={Traditional Coping Strategies and Disaster Response: Examples from the South Pacific Region},
  author={Stephanie M. Fletcher and Jodi Thiessen and Anna Gero and Michele Rumsey and Natasha Kuruppu and Juliet Willetts},
  journal={Journal of Environmental and Public Health},
The Pacific Islands are vulnerable to climate change and increased risk of disasters not only because of their isolated and often low lying geographical setting but because of their economic status which renders them reliant on donor support. In a qualitative study exploring the adaptive capacity of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) across four countries, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu, it was clear that traditional coping strategies are consistently being applied as part of response to… 

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