Medicine and Humanitarian Emergency / Mohamad Ikhsan Selamat and Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani

Selamat, Mohamad Ikhsan and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2017) Medicine and Humanitarian Emergency / Mohamad Ikhsan Selamat and Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0127-984X

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Abstract

A humanitarian emergency is an event that signifies a critical threat to the health and wellbeing of a community in an area and arises when vulnerable populations are unable to withstand the adverse consequences [1]. Invariably the poor people are mostly affected, especially among them are the children, disabled, women who are pregnant or nursing, the migrants, and the people who are displaced from either man-made or natural disasters. In Malaysia similar needs tend to emerge among the vulnerable populations following natural disasters such as major flooding, as the one that affected Kelantan in 2014, and another plight concerns a large number of migrants within our midst from man-made emergencies predominantly armed conflicts in Myanmar or southern Philippine. Categorization of any humanitarian emergency is challenging but for logistical reasons are necessary. The focus of intervention however remains the same that is to save lives and reduce suffering through meeting humanitarian needs. The way in which such needs are met depends on the specific emergency and prevailing circumstances such as the extent of violence and loss of life, people’s displacements, physical damage to infrastructure, the size of help needed including the absence or presence of political will, and the risks all above pose to volunteers.

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Item Type: Article
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Selamat, Mohamad Ikhsan
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Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Emergency management
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Free professional services. Including medical charities
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Emergency medical services
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (JCHS)
ISSN: 0127-984X
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-3
Official URL: https://jchs-medicine.uitm.edu.my/index.php
Item ID: 44021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicine, humanitarian work, medical education
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44021

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