Every year, disaster strikes in different places around the world. The way things are going, it looks like natural disasters such as hurricanes and typhoons are only going to get worse, with the passing years. Countries with strong economies already suffer greatly when hit by a natural calamity. But at least, they’re expected to have the resources needed to respond appropriately. Things tend to be more dire for those countries which are already dealing with large amounts of poverty and inequality. When a natural disaster strikes, there’s the possibility that their health and emergency services are not going to be able to cope with the scale of the disaster and suffering.
That’s why it’s also helpful to have other governments and international organizations, which work around the world, when a natural calamity strikes. The reality though is that even after some time has passed, after the calamity, there is still usually a lot left to do. At that point, most of the media attention has moved on, so you have a lot of people working in relative obscurity. Things settle down and the long work of rebuilding and recovery continue.
So you end up with international workers setting up in nearby motels, inns, lodges or other forms of simple accommodation. Some of these places might be as nice as the Bella Vista Whangarei for example. But others are much simpler. The basics of security, comfort and accessibility are what are important. In a way, these workers are used to staying in places which offer good value for money, precisely because of the type of organization that they are. You also have a lot of workers arriving and departing in local airports. This is particularly true during the early stages of the crisis. That’s why it’s so important for the local airport closest to the damage to be up and running as soon as possible.