Impact of distrust of authorities and non-governmental organisations providing an adequate response in a disaster
However, there was a sense of distrust amongst the participants towards the authorities and NGOs involved: “I notify the authorities but you can't be sure that they will come” (G8; 45+ yrs.), which, in turn, was seen as reducing the authorities' ability to respond effectively in disaster situations: “And they all expect help from the authorities, but the authorities cannot help if you don't trust them”.
Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward authorities
Disaster Phases: Response