Friday, October 05, 2007

Burlington Free | Local/Vermont-Professor explores disaster-aid rejection

Burlington Free | Local/Vermont: "Travis Nelson, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Vermont, has been studying this curious phenomenon. He counted 129 major global disasters over the past 25 years of an 'immediate' nature -- quakes, floods, tsunamis, storms -- with death tolls of at least 500. He discovered that in 24 cases -- about 20 percent -- the victimized country refused at least some of the aid being offered."