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Check out the overview of interviewees’ responses relating to what happens if those with a role in recovery are not adequately supported (below). Whether motivated by concern for your people, achieving your organizational mission, fiscal prudence or risk management, the answers given by those with firsthand experience in disaster recovery, will give you cause to pause, and hopefully to act.

The knowledge is there, the arguments are made, but still some organizations will not move to support their people. One truly perplexing question remains and I (and many others I met) implore honest scrutiny. Given the arguments above, why not?

People hide behind barriers all the time, financial barriers or whatever, and that’s horses**t—there are barriers to everything we do and that’s what makes these jobs art forms—working out how to get around them with five cents and a piece of fishing wire.  Kate Brady – Australian Red Cross