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With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American University of Armenia (AUA), the DRR National Platform Foundation is launching an 11-month project “Support to control COVID-19 and other infectious diseases outbreaks in Armenia”, which aims to increase the level of resistance and preparedness of the enlarged communities of Chambarak and Areni to the risk of natural disasters, including outbreaks of coronavirus and other infectious diseases, and also in connection with emergency situations of concern from the point of view of public health.
Within the framework of the 3rd phase of the “Strengthening the resiliance of the border communities of Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik and Syunik marzes” project financed by the “Conflicts, Stability and Security Fund” (UK CSSF) of the United Kingdom Government, UNICEF and the “DRR National Platform” Foundation jointly continue the disaster risk reduction capacity building activites in the target marzes.
In the frame of the 3rd stage, it is currently planned to provide support to a total of 33 schools (one school in Vayots Dzor marz, 3 schools in Syunik marz and 29 schools in Gegharkunik marz). From 33 schools:
– in the 16 ones the school’s disaster risk management plan will be developed and a two-day training on “Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Reduction” will carried out. For other schools, these activities were implemented during the 2nd phase of the project.
– In the 29 ones employees and students included in the sectoral groups of alarm and information exchange, evacuation and shelter, fire safety, first aid and first psychological support will be trained.
First aid trainings will be conducted on-site, while trainings for other sector groups will be conducted online.
– In the 28 ones, taking into account the threatening hazards, scenarios for practical exercises will be developed, based on which an exercise will be organized and carried out in each school.
On October 12-23, within the Project “Strengthening the Resilience of the Bordering Communities in Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik Provinces” funded by UK Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (UK CSSF), UN Development Programme organized and implemented four 3-day training courses on “Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Community Resilience” with the support of “Lore” rescue team and “Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform” (ARNAP) Foundation.