Constraints and challenges of working with the local church in disaster management

There are a number of constraints and challenges associated with working with the local church in disaster management. These include:

  • Low capacity
  • Lack of willingness to engage in disaster management work
  • Mixed motives for involvement in disaster management work
  • Disunity within and between churches
  • Attitudes of governments and NGOs to the church
  • Local church contributions often being hard to monitor and evaluate

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