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On 15 August 2007, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit off the Peruvian coast, with several aftershocks the following day. This study analyses the Peruvian state’s response to the earthquake and assesses its relationship with domestic non-governmental actors and the international community. The aim is to constructively reflect on the response in order to generate learning and policy recommendations that can help improve future responses. This of particular importance as the country is prone to earthquake related disasters. The study, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), is part of wider work by the Humanitarian Policy Group on the role of affected states in disaster response.

The role of the affected state: A case study on the Peruvian earthquake response


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