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Ekatherina Zhukova

Researcher

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Private humanitarian responses to disaster vulnerabilities: The Chernobyl children from Belarus in Italy

Author

  • Ekatherina Zhukova

Summary, in English

This article aims to understand how children’s vulnerabilities function in humanitarian aid programmes. Different types of vulnerabilities that emerged as a result of and in response to the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (1986) during recuperation of the affected children from Belarus in their Italian host families are examined. It is shown that while the initiation of aid was based on directly disaster-related vulnerabilities (radiation-related vulnerabilities), the outcomes of this aid were influenced by indirectly disaster-related vulnerabilities (social vulnerabilities).

Department/s

  • Department of Gender Studies

Publishing year

2020-05-01

Language

English

Pages

238-253

Publication/Series

Childhood

Volume

27

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0907-5682