What controversies surround disaster relief efforts? Aid organizations should not compete for assistance dollars / Saundra Schimmelpfennig ; National advocacy organizations should safeguard disaster victims' human rights / Elizabeth Ferris ; Corporations are profiting from disaster relief contracts at the expense of victims / Jordan Flaherty ; Relief efforts contribute to increased corruption and poverty following natural disasters / Ian Birrell ; Only wealthy countries can recover from natural disasters / John Mutter
What should be the government's role in natural disaster relief? The US government must be responsible for disaster relief and risk reduction / Christian Parenti ; States should be responsible for disaster relief, not the US government / Matt Mayer, David C. John, and James Jay Carafano ; American citizens should handle disaster relief and not big government / Bruce Walker ; The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides essential disaster recovery services / Federal Emergency Management Agency ; The Federal Emergency Management Agency impedes rather than aids disaster recovery / Ron Paul ; The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs more authority and funding for disaster relief efforts / Jessica Leval and Andrew Mener ; Multinational troops can provide stability to disaster zones / James L. Schoff and Marina Travayiakis ; The use of military forces for disaster relief is inappropriate and harmful / Jamie Way
What issues surround the media's coverage of natural disasters? Reporting on natural disasters is often superficial and misleading / Patrick Cockburn ; Formulaic natural-disaster reporting undermines aid efforts and stereotypes victims / Simon Moss ; Sensationalist disaster coverage ignores important economic and political issues / David Sirota ; Startling disaster imagery encourages empathy and increases assistance for victims / David Campbell ; Graphic coverage of disasters can generate aid but should be respectful of victims / Stacey Patton ; Physician reporters covering disaster zones raises serious ethical questions / Gary Schwitzer ; Natural disaster coverage displays widespread racial biases / Natalie Hopkinson
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