A Litany of Failures: Hurricane Katrina


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A Litany of Failures: Hurricane Katrina
Billed as “The most devastating natural environmental calamity in U.S. history” (Manuel A32), Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the coasts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, 2005. When it left more than 400,000 people were displaced, the infrastructure of the region was destroyed and many people had lost their lives, their homes, their businesses and their way of live. There have been many criticisms made about the response of emergency services, local and national agencies and the government in dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane. This paper will look at three key human rights areas that suffered as a result of the...
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