A Preliminary Study of Livelihood Challenges in Water Settlement Area in Northern Sarawak, Malaysia

Shyafiena, Abd Aziz and Farah, Zaini (2023) A Preliminary Study of Livelihood Challenges in Water Settlement Area in Northern Sarawak, Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 928-939. ISSN 2222-6990

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Water settlement area, also known as water village, is situated above the water and is frequently referred to as a fishing village due to the majority of the population's occupation as fishermen. It consists of a cluster of typical river-long stilt settlements, most of which are located near or outside the city. This paper is a preliminary study in identifying the difficulties of sustaining a living in a water settlement area. The significance of this paper lies in its examination of the obstacles related to the safety of villagers on the water. In this article, qualitative face-to-face interviews with respondents served as the research method, and the obtained data were analysed using thematic analysis. There are three identified challenges that can affect community safety in this geographical area. Water village communities are among the most vulnerable populations, more likely than others to require humanitarian aid or be excluded from financial and social services. Consequently, this article can also be used as a relevant resource for the development and improvement of strategies related to the same problem that occurs in other villages on water and can increase the level of safety for villagers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenges, Community Livelihood, Qualitative Study, Water Settlement Area, Social Studies.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Zaini
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 23:53
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 23:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/41207

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