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Guest editorial: The COVID-19 impact on humanitarian operations: Lessons for future disrupting events

Shah, Bhavin; Frederico, Guilherme F; Kumar, Vikas; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Kumar, Anil

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Authors

Bhavin Shah

Guilherme F Frederico

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Anil Kumar



Abstract

During wide spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it has been recorded that humankind played a responsive role in collaboration with societies, governing authorities and controlling agencies (Haque and Islam, 2018) while managing resources during man-made or natural disasters. Sufficient literature is being noticed focussing on humanitarian relief operations (Anparasan and Lejeune, 2017) and supply risk mitigations (Maghsoudi et al., 2018) incurred due to the disasters. However, the role of volunteers and the workforce in relief planning, and recovery for pandemic and complex emergencies have not been explored adequately (Harpring et al., 2021). Furthermore, it is necessary to bring out clarity on how the way of managing humanitarian operations services differ during pandemics, man-made and nature-inspired disasters. Models are developed to manage manpower and resources (Kebriyaii et al., 2021), vehicle capacities (Ershadi and Shemirani, 2021) and routing (Breitbarth et al., 2021) to protect and serve the vulnerable communities with essential supplies during pandemics. But, it raises the question whether existing logistical networks and infrastructures are enough to aid necessary supplies during these events.

Citation

Shah, B., Frederico, G. F., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, A. (2022). Guest editorial: The COVID-19 impact on humanitarian operations: Lessons for future disrupting events. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 12(4), 473-481. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-10-2022-132

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Jun 23, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 21, 2022
Publication Date Nov 21, 2022
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 22, 2022
Journal Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Print ISSN 2042-6747
Electronic ISSN 2042-6755
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 4
Pages 473-481
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-10-2022-132
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9659375
Publisher URL https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JHLSCM-10-2022-132/full/html

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This is the author’s accepted manuscript of the article 'Shah, B., Frederico, G. F., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J. A., & Kumar, A. (2022). The COVID19 impact on humanitarian operations: Lessons for future disrupting events. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 12(4), 473-481'. Copyright © 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited

The final published version is available here: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JHLSCM-10-2022-132/full/html

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-10-2022-132








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