Provider perspectives on serving the needs of displaced disaster survivors following Hurricane Katrina Major disasters that affect wide geographic areas, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, are likely to displace large numbers of people. The same is true with eruptions of widespread violence, such as wars and other forms of armed conflict. Whatever the source of massive death and destruction, the consequences will bear similarities, as people flee their homes and communities in search of relatively secure locations. Secure locations are typically inhabited by populations that are willing to provide temporary security, shelter, and support, until conditions become more favorable for the displaced people to either return to their homes or relocate more permanently to hospitable places of their choosing. A variety of terms are used to describe displaced groups, including evacuees, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
Houston, J. Brian, Gilbert Reyes, Betty Pfefferbaum, and Karen Fraser Wyche. 2010. "Provider Perspectives on Serving the Needs of Displaced Disaster Survivors Following Hurricane Katrina." In Crisis and Disaster Counseling: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage Publications. https://sk.sagepub.com/books/crisis-and-disaster-counseling/n7.xml