Patrick Fuller

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"Where is the aid?" I get asked this question from the media during almost every major disaster we respond to. The Nepal earthquake, which took place a month ago, has been no different.

Helping people understand why large volumes of aid are not arriving within 24 hours of a disaster is something that requires constant explanation.

It is always the "first responders" who make the most difference in the first days after a disaster -- and this includes the individuals, local organizations and companies that gather whatever supplies they can from local markets. They can load up a car or truck with food, blankets and other materials and deliver small amounts of aid rapidly.…  Seguir leyendo »