Barbudans are resisting ‘disaster capitalism’, two years after Hurricane Irma, The Conversation

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It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda. Gusts of 150mph or more damaged or destroyed almost every structure on the island, and its 1,600 residents were evacuated. Around 1,300 people soon returned, but since then, most have lived without routine public services or safe housing, and they face increasing pressure from the government to migrate off the island so it can be redeveloped for mass tourism.

Period17 Jul 2019

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  • TitleBarbudans are resisting ‘disaster capitalism’, two years after Hurricane Irma
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/07/19
    DescriptionIt’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda. Gusts of 150mph or more damaged or destroyed almost every structure on the island, and its 1,600 residents were evacuated. Around 1,300 people soon returned, but since then, most have lived without routine public services or safe housing, and they face increasing pressure from the government to migrate off the island so it can be redeveloped for mass tourism.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/barbudans-are-resisting-disaster-capitalism-two-years-after-hurricane-irma-119368
    PersonsGemma Sou

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Keywords

  • Barbuda
  • disaster recovery