A Multi-period Relief Distribution Model considering Limited Resources and Decreasing Resilience of Affected Population

Often marked with limited resources and chaotic situation, early, efficient and timely response of the disaster relief distribution could make a difference between life and death of the affected people whose resilience goes on decreasing with the delay or shortage of the lifeline supplies such as food, water, medicines and shelter. Under the limited resources case, it is possible that some shelters receive less attention of the relief distributors, than others. Therefore, this research presents a multi-period relief distribution model that links the delay or shortage of the relief goods with the decay in the resilience of the affected population, thereby attempting to get an equitable relief distribution. A two-tiered genetic algorithm is also developed to solve the proposed relief distribution model. Computational results confirm that the proposed model can ensure routing efficiency as well as minimizes the deprivation penalty related with the resilience and equity.


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  • Accession Number: 01672719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:03PM