Standard operating procedure for rescue operation in human-made disaster management in Nigeria

Gabarin Umar, Abubakar (2019) Standard operating procedure for rescue operation in human-made disaster management in Nigeria. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Throughout history, human-beings have been subjected to displacement, some factors that make this displacement are involuntary ranging from natural disasters to human-made disasters. The problem is in Nigeria where the incident of Boko-haram Terrorists (BHTs) groups has displaced over 2 million victims in the North-Eastern part of the country. The inabilities of local authorities (government) to manage these victims effectively lead to the involvement of local NGOs in rescue operations. The local NGOs are also facing several challenges in this operation due to lack of harmonized Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The objective of this study is to develop a harmonize SOP for rescue operation in human-made disaster management. In line with this aim, three objectives and three research questions were formulated. The literature was informed by issue of managing victims of terrorism where five theories emerged: the theory of rescue operation, theory of stakeholders, theory of organization, theory of emergency management and local NGOs performance was compared with other emergency management frameworks around the world for the purpose of accomplishing the objective of this study. Semi-structured interviews designed was held with 10 heads of local NGOs and focus group was conducted with 12 representatives of various local NGOs and agencies to collect narratives information from their members who are in different locations as target population. Secondary data was gathered and analyzed through search document. All the findings were analyzed by using thematic content analysis that was derived from purposive sampling and the result shows possibility of harmonization of SOP in human-made disaster management. SOP was developed and experts have revealed it adequacy, suitability, applicability and sustainability for rescue operation in human-made disaster management. Thus, the study has contributed to existing body of knowledge in human-made disaster management processes.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2021 08:19
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2021 08:19

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