The Resilient Cities team, as part of their UNDERSTNAD project (“Towards Understanding and Incorporating Senior Citizens’ Needs in Disaster Response Operations“) have created a video of Senior citizens’ flood experiences and their ideal world scenarios.
Located just outside the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’, Malaysia frequently suffers from floods. In 2021, a “1-in-100 year” rainfall led to severe floods across eight states in Peninsular Malaysia, affecting over 125,000 people. Ageing population presents a pressing challenge in disaster management given the growing size and heightened vulnerability of this demographic group.
Seeking to understand the senior citizens’ needs during natural disaster, the team organized workshops with the senior citizens in Klang Valley Malaysia who were flood survivors. This video presents their experiences and wishes, and calls for a change to protect them.