HECL PhD Candidate John Ryan McGreevy presented initial findings of his dissertation research with research assistant Elisson Adrien (Quisqueya University, Elon University alumnus) at the 30th annual Haitian Studies Association Conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Through analysis of focus groups and initial interviews, they have identified factors leading to hurricane vulnerability in different subgroups of farmers in Camp Perrin, Haiti. Their presentation also highlights the network of locally-led efforts to provide emergency shelter to those who lost their homes in Hurricane Matthew. John Ryan will use surveys, in-depth interviews, and satellite image analysis to further test these findings and how they relate to the drought that immediately followed Hurricane Matthew in 2016, informing understanding of multiple disasters occurring in quick succession.
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