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Manual disaster emergency preparedness for Person with Disabilities (PwDs) in Malaysia

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abd Samad, Nur Amirah and W Seman, Wan Mohamad Amin (2017) Manual disaster emergency preparedness for Person with Disabilities (PwDs) in Malaysia. In: 19th International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), 25th – 26th July 2017, Edifici Histic, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

Emergencies usually occur suddenly and disastrously and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and powerless. Being prepared can lessen some of these feelings by allowing the public to better protect themselves, families, and property, and to help others who may be affected. From time to time, communities around Malaysia face catastrophic natural disasters that give big impact on the country. Tsunami 26 December 2004 and the flood in Kelantan December 2014, are examples of disasters in recent years that garnered national attention. Emergency can occur suddenly, with little or no warning; deprive families of even the most basic food and shelter; and have significant social and emotional impacts that linger long after the event. This manual will be the guideline of management in facing the future disaster focusing on persons with disabilities (PwDs) those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, whom their interaction with various organisations may hinder their full and effective participation in society before, during, and after an emergency. The methodology applied for this paper by using focus group discussion by the experts who have experiencing managing disaster at local authorities, officer from fire department, National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and others. Secondary data was gathered from literature review such as journals, articles, books and others. The data will be analysed using combined method qualitative and quantitative. The contribution of this Manual Disaster Preparedness for Person with Disabilities (PwDs) will provide emergency preparedness programs with tools and resources to guide Malaysian on planning process based on emergency preparedness cycle, which includes Pre-emergency,Emergency and Post emergency for the future to assist PwDs in any disasters.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3061/60496
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster Emergency Preparedness, Person with Disabilities (PwDs), Disaster Management
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Sri Ar. Dr. Asiah Abdul Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60496

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