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In the introduction of their occasional paper to the RAND Corporation, Chandra and Acosta (as cited in Chandra & Acosta, 2009) noted that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) just like their counterparts funded with taxpayers’ money are instrumental contributors to human recovery (p. 17). One of the similarities between NGOs and government agencies during emergency management is the facilitation of disaster recovery through the improvement of community resilience to withstand disasters. Meanwhile, the primary difference between them is the provision of specialized services. For example, the Red Cross is considered the referenced organization for Emergency Support Function No.6 that partly involves the supply of data on a certain aspect of the response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA (Hoog, 2011, p. 2). An additional difference between the NGOs and government agencies lies in the regulation concerning the use of their resources. NGOs are not subject to the bureaucracy that hinders the impact of federal agencies. Although the manner of their deployment and function is subject to a congressional order, their means of accessing materials required for execution significantly differs (Haddow, Bullock, & Coppola, 2014, p. 125). There is a need to review legislations governing the role of NGOs during disaster response. (200 words).
Chandra, A., & Acosta, J. D. (2009). The role of nongovernmental organizations in long-term human recovery after disaster: Reflections from Louisiana four years after Hurricane Katrina. Rand Corporation, pp. 1-34. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/occasion…
Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2014). Introduction to emergency management (5th ed.). Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Chapter 7, “The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery”, pp. 123-127.
McCarthy, F. X. (2011). Public and private sector relationships in emergency management. Disaster Recovery Journal 29 (5), pp. 1-3 Retrieved from http://www.drj.com/articles/online-exclusive/public-and-private-sector-relationships-in-emergency-management.html#
” What is the function of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) during emergencies? NGO and governmental agencies play a significant role in emergency management (Lewis & Kanji, 2009). However, NGO provides specialized services while the government renders general services. Besides, unlike the government agency, NGO are not bureaucratic in the process of delivering essential services (Chandra & Acosta, 2009).
Therefore, the government should increase its investment on emergency management issues. Subsequently, citizens will be receiving quality and reliable services during the time of crisis. An increased government contribution towards the disaster management process fosters people’s safety. As a result, the government should diversify its operations to ensure it provides adequate services on sensitive issues such as disaster and emergency management. Consequently, the people will receive quality services.
Generally, the post was adequate and satisfactory. However, it should incorporate strategies for smoothening government operations to make sure that it collaborates with the NGO’s during responding to disasters. Notably, joint efforts between the two agencies will increase service delivery and citizens will receive adequate and more reliable services.”
Chandra, A., & Acosta, J. D. (2009). The role of nongovernmental organizations in long-term human recovery after disaster: Reflections from Louisiana four years after Hurricane Katrina. Santa Monica: Rand Corporation.
Lewis, D., & Kanji, N. (2009). Non-governmental organizations and development. New York: Routledge.