Nongovernmental Organization Recovery Efforts
In addition to government support structures, the nonprofit sector also has a great deal of influence in how well disaster-affected areas recover. The American Red Cross has been instrumental in disaster recovery and response for decades. It is important to note that while there are similarities between government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the capacity for nongovernmental organizations to provide recovery to disaster areas may be greater than government organizations. NGOs may not be restricted by law, policy, politics, or the negative effects of bureaucracy. For this Discussion, review the Red Cross media located in this weeks Learning Resources. Consider similarities and differences between emergency recovery responses by government organizations and non-governmental organizations. With these thoughts in mind: By Day 4 Post a brief explanation of at least two similarities and two differences between emergency recovery by government organizations and nongovernmental organizations. Explain what insights you gained or recommendations you might make regarding government and non-government recovery responses and efforts as a result of doing the comparison.