Providing Relief in the interim

Some problems takes time to solve. While we should always aim to solve problem, consider also what happens while it is being solved, especially when that problem affects people. To the people it affects, time is lost while we are solving the problem. While the problem is being solved, the problem continues to affect those people. We should consider providing relief while we are solving a problem. We can think of providing ways to lessen the effects of a problem.
When there is limited resources, we must make a decision whether to provide relief. Consider the effects that a problem has. Providing relief may take away resources that can be used to solve the problem. However, problems that don't have clear solutions may take a long time to solve. Relief should be provided when problems don't have a clear and immediate solution when it involves people.
Start by listing the issues that the problem causes. Look at how the problem affects people. Think of what does the problem takes away from these people. Then, identify the relief for each of the effects of the problem. Find a way to provide a replacement or assistance in place of what the problem takes away.
Sometimes, a problem can cause too many issues that not all of them can be addressed. A problem can take away too many things that we cannot find replacements for all of them. We should focus on finding relief for as many of them as possible. Providing relief for a majority of them is good use of resources. Remember, the problem is not solved yet and solving problems will need resources, too. When we do have to choose, we should triage the affects of the problem. A problems can cause issues with varying degrees. Consider this when choosing which of them to provide relief for. Set up criteria based on how critical the issue is, the number of the people that can be served by that relief effort and the limits of our own resources over time.