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Exploring the Consequences of Natural and Man-made Humanitarian Emergencies on Human Health

Harshal Mendhe, Swapnil Milind Inkane, Tanaya Choudhary

Keywords : Disasters, Humanitarian emergencies, Women

Citation Information : Mendhe H, Inkane SM, Choudhary T. Exploring the Consequences of Natural and Man-made Humanitarian Emergencies on Human Health. 2023; 6 (3):54-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03196

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-07-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: The natural disaster tends to affect the lives of millions of people, and there is a great risk for the outbreak of different infectious diseases. The objective of the current review was to explore the consequences of natural and man-made humanitarian emergencies, and the role of monitoring systems in dealing with the problem better. Methods: We performed a detailed search on the PubMed and Google Scholar search engines. In addition, we also screened the World Health Organization website and United Nations Population Fund website. Keywords used in the search include humanitarian emergencies in the title alone only. A total of 13 research articles and 10 documents and case studies were selected as they were in alignment with the current review. Results: It is of utmost importance that measures are taken by the governments of the affected nation as well as the destination nations or other stakeholders to safeguard the rights of refugee women and assist them in leading a peaceful life. Conclusion: To conclude, there is a great need to scale up the sexual and reproductive healthcare services in the hurricane-affected regions and improve the quality of life of the vulnerable women and girls. There is an extensive need to strengthen and expand the range of services to enable survivors of slavery to effectively deal with their past experiences and health-related ailments.

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