OJER  Vol.4 No.4 , November 2015
Status of Community Resilience in Disaster Prone Districts of Baluchistan, Pakistan
Abstract
Resilience to natural hazards and disasters is inevitable when linked with community. Social resilience is the key to achieve risk reduction measures at the local levels. The objective of the paper is to assess the community resilience of the three disaster prone districts in Balochistan. A sample of 399 households was selected using stratified sampling with proportional allocation method. Four components of community resilience were assessed. The results reveal that in all components of resilience district Ziarat was more resilient compared with other two districts followed by district Jaffarabad and Nushki. The article recommends that certain initiatives may be take in the other districts also to enhance the community resilience to different disasters particularly by conducting awareness complains, diversification of income sources, and physical structure to various natural hazards.

Cite this paper
Nasrullah, &. , Ainuddin, S. and Kakar, K. (2015) Status of Community Resilience in Disaster Prone Districts of Baluchistan, Pakistan. Open Journal of Earthquake Research, 4, 126-135. doi: 10.4236/ojer.2015.44012.
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