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Challenges and barriers of humanitarian aid management in 2017 Kermanshah earthquake: a qualitative study

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(2020) Challenges and barriers of humanitarian aid management in 2017 Kermanshah earthquake: a qualitative study. Bmc Public Health. p. 10.

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Abstract

Background Examining various problems after disasters is important for the affected people. Managing humanitarian aid and donations among the affected people is considered as one of the most important problems after disasters. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the challenges and barriers of humanitarian aid management in 2017 Kermanshah Earthquake. Methods This study was conducted from November 2017 to January 2018, with qualitative case study design. The population included 21 people including 6 humanitarian aid manager, 6 volunteers, 4 aid workers, and 5 affected people. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and purposeful sampling, which continued until saturating the data. The strategies recommended by Guba were used for evaluating the trustworthiness of the data. The data was analyzed with conventional content analysis method according to method suggested by Graneheim and Lundman. Results Based on the results, two themes, nine categories, and 19 sub-categories were identified considering the challenges and barriers of humanitarian aid and donors' management during the 2017 Kermanshah Earthquake. The categories included education, command and coordination, communication and information, rules, security, traffic and overcrowding, assessment, providing system, and cultural setting. Also, two themes including managerial and structural barriers were extracted. Conclusion Adopting an effective management and appropriate policies with respect to humanitarian aid and modifying structural and managerial barriers can improve the performance and management of humanitarian aid.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Safarpour, H.UNSPECIFIED
Fooladlou, S.UNSPECIFIED
Safi-Keykaleh, M.UNSPECIFIED
Mousavipour, S.UNSPECIFIED
Pirani, D.UNSPECIFIED
Sahebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Ghodsi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Farahi-Ashtiani, I.UNSPECIFIED
Dehghani, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Disaster Donation management Humanitarian aid Aid distribution Iran disaster management social media determinants relief health Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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Page Range: p. 10
Journal or Publication Title: Bmc Public Health
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 20
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08722-5
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2586

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