Topic: Discussion of Distributive Justice following a natural disaster
Pick a contemporary natural disaster with which everyone is familiar. The natural disaster selected for discussion should be one that affected a cross-section of society.
Discuss how the concept of distributive justice was applied in that situation. Look and review a variety of contrasting perspectives based upon differences in socioeconomic status, gender, race & ethnicity, disability, age, proximity of victims to important places in the vicinity, and other demographic factors.
On the 26th of December 2004, a mighty earthquake struck off the Sumatra island of Indonesia. That was the set-off of the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami. The waves of the tsunami were so destructive and raised to 40 meters high. Within the first 20 mins of the Earthquake, the waves reached Banda Aceh’s shore where over 100,000 people died and many propoerties destroyed (Stein & Okal, 2005). Subsequent waves reached the coastlines of Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, killing more people. Eight hours from its’ set off, the waves had killed and destroyed property in fourteen countries on the coast lines more than 500 miles from the epicenter (Stein & Okal, 2005)