Everyday skills used by citizens to provide support in the response phase of a disaster


30.09.2018

The willingness of Maltese participants to provide aid by using everyday capabilities and skills even blurred the boundary between public and private spheres: “Helpful actions, for example give someone a lift to work if something happened to their car; if the kitchen is flooded and they can't use their kitchen, maybe they can come and cook at your house […] being helpful”. At the same time, this behaviour was perceived as a specific cultural trait, in particular by participants aged 25 and above.


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