SUNConferences, 29th Annual Conference of SAIIE

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DISASTER RELIEF CHAINS ANALYSIS IN THE SADC REGION
Jean-Claude Munyaka Baraka, Sarma S Yadavalli, Mendon Dewa

Last modified: 2018-10-09

Abstract


SADC region has been ravaged, for decades by severe man-made and natural disasters killing over 120 thousand people while affecting millions other. Disaster relief chains represent, among many others, the biggest challenge for humanitarian agencies in the region. This paper intends to present the outcome of a survey developed, targeting disaster management agencies operating in SADC. The detailed analysis associated with a transportation problem approach assisted the research investigates the region disaster relief chains readiness. The survey focused on the supply chain planning, the transportation modes decision approach, the natural of relief`s supports as well as the coordination between relief agencies. The outcome showcased the region lacks and potentials in disaster emergency response and lives saving operations.

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