Emergency volunteering in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: current and future trends Online publication date: Tue, 21-Mar-2017
by Mohamad H. Alzaghal; Naill Mohammad Momani
International Journal of Emergency Management (IJEM), Vol. 13, No. 2, 2017
Abstract: Volunteerism in emergency situations has proved its importance for responding stakeholders and victims. First responders community (FRC) may use the resources and expertise offered by volunteers in all domains of services provided for the people affected by the disaster, which will lessen the human and monetary losses. In this paper, volunteering in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) current and future trends are discussed in the context of the economic and in social development especially focusing on the pilgrimage season 'Hajj' as the core of volunteering efforts in KSA. A volunteer system for disaster management in KSA is proposed to enhance mitigation and response capabilities for future disasters in KSA.
Online publication date: Tue, 21-Mar-2017
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