Disaster Action is a charity, founded in 1991 as a result of numerous disasters resulting in loss of life. Membership comprises survivors and/or bereaved from over 25 disasters such as King's Cross, Lockerbie, Hillsborough, Zeebrugge, Marchioness, Piper Alpha, the Southall and Paddington rail crashes, 11th September attacks, the Bali bombing, the Tsunami and the July 2005 London and Sham El Sheikh bombings as well as other terrorist attacks overseas.
Disaster Action's main objectives are:
- To raise awareness of the needs of survivors and the bereaved.
- To offer support and guidance to those directly affected by trauma as a result of a disaster.
- To campaign for a safer climate in which disasters are less likely to occur.
- Disaster Action is not a front-line responder to disaster, seeking instead to influence government and policy on the handling of the human aspects of major disaster.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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