In September 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of Barbuda. In January 2019 I visited the island with Dr Gemma Sou, development geographer in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, U.K. Gemma is exploring disaster recovery policy-making processes in postcolonial societies. In Barbuda we spoke to people living on the island about their experiences after Irma, and how the “ordinary” Barbudans want the island to be recovered.
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Read more about Barbuda and the research here.