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Disaster Risk Management Plans were developed for Berd, Amasia, Alaverdi and Tumanyan communities

17:07 / 06.12.2019

In the framework of ''Human Security Development in the communities of Armenia'' project activities of developing Disaster Risk Management Plans have been implemented in Tumanyan and Alaverdi communities of Lori Province, Amasia community of Shirak Province, Berd community of Tavush Province supported by ''Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform'' fund and UN Development Program.

Workers of community administrations, administrative heads and residents of the settlements, representatives of interested private organizations were involved in the activities of developing disaster risk management plans of the mentioned communities.

The Rescue Service of MES coordinated the activities of developing disaster risk management plans.

As a result of the activities of developing disaster risk management plans of Berd, Amasia, Alaverdi and Tumanyan communities draft decisions of the heads of communities on creating advice of disaster risk management have been developed, multilayer information have been collected or developing plans, dangers of 40 residents of the communities, capacities and vulnerable elements have been discovered.

Activities of mapping the capacities and vulnerability, dangers, as well as filming of settlements have been implemented by using an unmanned aerial vehicle, disaster risk reduction and emergency response operations have been developed.

Emergency response planning has been implemented, which involves notification, awareness, evacuation of the population, information exchange, assessment of the needs, as well as other urgent operations aimed at civil defense and elimination of emergency situations consequences.

Procedures of standard operations of disasters specific to Berd, Amasia, Alaverdi and Tumanyan communities have been developed.

Final activities of developing disaster risk management plans are now in process, after which the plans will be represented to the confirmation of the heads of communities.

The implemented activities aim to promote disaster risk management process at the community level, thereby contributing to the increase of community resilience.

Disaster risk management plans of Berd, Amasia, Alaverdi and Tumanyan communities can be an example for developing disaster risk management plans of the other large communities.

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