Humanitarian Logistic Relief Team Challenges during Flood
Mimi Suriani Mat Daud1, Zuhra Junaida Mohd Husny Hamid2, Mohd Saipuddin Suliman3, Mohd Ramzi Mohd Noor4, Mazilah Abdullah5, Noor Irdiana Ngadiman6
1Mimi Suriani Mat Daud*, Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia.
2Zuhra Junaida Mohd Husny Hamid, Faculty of Build Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
3Mohd Saipuddin Suliman, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Southern University College, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
4Mohd Ramzi Mohd Noor, Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia.
5Mazilah Abdullah, Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia.
Noor Irdiana Ngadiman, Faculty of Industrial Logistics, Universiti 6Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Johor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 20 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 4669-4673 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B9057129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B9057.129219
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Abstract: This paper demonstrates the challenges faced by humanitarian logistics relief team in rescuing the flood victims during floods. Flood is a disaster that commonly happened in Malaysia and this disaster can become chaotic and panic if handled improperly. The objective of this paper is to assess the challenges in humanitarian logistics relief mission during flood. To achieve the objective, semi-structure interview with six humanitarian logistics relief team has been conducted; two are from police, two from fire brigade and two from civil defense. The result from interview reveal that the factors that made the humanitarian logistics relief mission during flood inefficient are bound to three factors which are lack of emergency response transport and equipment, vulnerability of road network and attitude of flood victims. This study thus recommend that the government can add more budget to buy more equipment and emergency transport vehicle and educate by giving more awareness to public on the dangerous of flood to people and what should be done if they think the flood is going to be happened, without only hoping for the humanitarian logistics relief team to come and save them.
Keywords: Humanitarian, Logistics, Relief, Flood, Challenges
Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities