Proceedings of the 3rd Sriwijaya International Conference on Environmental Issues, SRICOENV 2022, October 5th, 2022, Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Caring for disaster victims: how important is socioeconomic status in geohazards?

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-10-2022.2328299,
        author={Wahyu Endah Christiani Putri and Andrea Sumarah Asih and Akhmad  Zamroni and Saurina Tua Sagala},
        title={Caring for disaster victims: how important is socioeconomic status in geohazards?},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd Sriwijaya International Conference on Environmental Issues, SRICOENV 2022, October 5th, 2022, Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SRICOENV},
        year={2023},
        month={4},
        keywords={caring disaster victims socioeconomic status geohazards},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-10-2022.2328299}
    }
    
  • Wahyu Endah Christiani Putri
    Andrea Sumarah Asih
    Akhmad Zamroni
    Saurina Tua Sagala
    Year: 2023
    Caring for disaster victims: how important is socioeconomic status in geohazards?
    SRICOENV
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-10-2022.2328299
Wahyu Endah Christiani Putri1, Andrea Sumarah Asih2, Akhmad Zamroni3,*, Saurina Tua Sagala1
  • 1: Department of Mining Engineering, Institut Teknologi Nasional Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Civil Engineering, Institut Teknologi Nasional Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of Geological Engineering, Institut Teknologi Nasional Yogyakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: akhmadzamroni@itny.ac.id

Abstract

Geohazards cause loss and dynamic community recovery in space and time. Socioeconomic status was evaluated based on household income and educational level. This study aims to examine the importance of knowing the communities’ socioeconomic status in geohazards and provide suggestions for solutions that policymakers should take in solving problems related to socioeconomic status in geohazards. To conduct a literature review, we conducted some steps: 1) designing the review, 2) conducting the review, 3) analyzing, and 4) writing the review. It is essential to learn the communities’ socioeconomic status in geohazards because poor people with low education levels tend to risk posed by geohazards more than middle-class families because of their limitation in understanding the information related to geohazards, families that live in a subsistence economy may struggle to adapt when loss and damage occur to the home. They have no savings, and sometimes insurance does not offer services to underprivileged communities, outcasts, and residents of remote places in geohazards. It is essential that the government should focus more on vulnerable populations, notably the elderly, who lack the education to inform about geohazards quickly and guarantee insurance for the poor to quickly recover from the effects of geohazards.