Disasters is a major, peer-reviewed quarterly journal reporting on all aspects of disaster studies, policy and management. It provides a forum for academics, policymakers and practitioners to publish high-quality research and practice concerning natural catastrophes, anthropogenic disasters, complex political emergencies and protracted crises around the world. The journal promotes the interchange of ideas and experience, maintaining a balance between field reports, case study articles of general interest and academic papers. Disasters: Is the leading journal in the field of disasters, protracted crises and complex emergencies Influences disaster prevention, mitigation and response policies and practices Adopts a world-wide geographical perspective Contains a