Criteria for Establishment of Medical Emergency Camps in Disaster Areas of the Third World, Illustrated by the Example of Ethiopia

  • F. Merkle
  • W. Mohr
Conference paper
Part of the Disaster Medicine book series (DISASTER, volume 1)

Abstract

During the famine disaster in the Sahel belt in 1973–1974, the Federal Republic of Germany carried out its largest relief action up to that time in the province of Wollo in Ethiopia. In the framework of international relief, Federal German organizations participated in programs of acute medical care and food supply. Contributions were also made for the improvement of the infrastructure, e.g., road building and water supply. Seven emergency camps for medical care of the population were established in the rural areas affected. In the course of the consolidation, these were in some cases transformed into permanent facilities: four health stations and one health center. From the experience obtained here, there can be derived the following criteria which are valid for most disaster areas of the Third World :

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Merkle
    • 1
  • W. Mohr
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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