TRAININGS IN MARZES ON THE THEME OF DRR

On December 18, 2015 in N7 secondary school of Gavar town in Gegharkunik Marz and on December 21 in regional college of Yeghegnadzor town in Vayots Dzor Marz with the initiative of DRR NP, with the financial support of UNDP, Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor regional rescue administrations, in corporation with N7 secondary school of Gegharkunik Marz and regional college of Vayots Dzor Marz trainings on the theme of DRR were held.
Basis for the trainings was the fact that schools are a place of overcrowding, which makes children studying there more vulnerable. Children spend their day in vulnerable environment and from this point of view they should get to know their environment, threatening hazards and right behavior in these cases, which is one of the cornerstones of living in harmony with nature.
The video on training you can watch below.

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MARGARETA WAHLSTRÖM IS IN DRR NATIONAL PLATFORM

Margareta Wahlström, the UN Disaster Risk Reduction General Secretary’s special representatives, is in Armenia.
The purpose of the visit is to get acquainted with the implemented activities in the sphere of DRR in Armenia and activities that are going to be done.

On December 16, the special representative of the visit was at DRR national platform fund, where she had a meeting with the representatives of the DRR NP’s partner organizations.
During the meeting the representatives of the organizations talked about their implemented and planned activities in the field of DRR. Wahlström, in her turn, spoke about the importance of activities and welcomed the healthy atmosphere of the platform in Armenia, which according to her, is the key to success.
At the end of the visit, Wahlström planted a fir tree in the area of ,,House of Hope” charity center as a sign of friendship.

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EVACUATION-TRAINING WITH THE INITIATIVE OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT STATE ACADEMY STUDENTS

On December 4, an evacuation training from 5th floor was organized with the initiative of MTAES CMSA students.
According to the scenario, fire was broken out in the last (5th)floor of the academy and there were injured.
Lecturers and all students from different courses of the Academy and also the rescuers and representatives of other structures, who were in the training at Academy, took part in this initiative.

The injured were evacuated from the windows with the help of cables. The trained rescuers came to help the students. In the roles injured were 4 girls from academy, the boys were waiting for the injured with stretchers. When the injured was on the ground they removed them from the burning building.
In the end of training, the students mentioned that it would be good experience for the future rescuers to understand how to evacuate the injured.
The event was organized within the frame of DRR Campaign devoted to DRR International Day.

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OXFAM CONTINUES THE PROGRAM OF ,,IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE”

To provide the continuity of ,,Contribution to communities resilience against disaster in South Caucasus’’ program in Tavush region, on October Oxfam with the cooperation of ,,OxYGen” fund started ,,Improvement of Community resilience” program.

The main purpose of the program was to contribute the formation of safety culture in schools.
To ensure the effectiveness the program implementation and provide cooperation on December 8 a memorandum mutual understanding was signed in Tavush Regional Administration between Tavush Regional Administration, Tavush Regional Rescue Department, OXFAM, ” OxYGen ” fund, “Bridge of Hope” NGO, “Lore” rescue team, Dilijan No.2, No.4, No.5, school after Vakhtang Ananyan, and Hovk secondary schools.

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FINAL WORKSHOP OF EXPERTS OF DISASTER RISK EDUCATION

On November 28 -29,the final workshop of experts of disaster risk education was held on joint program of Regional Disaster Risk Management Armenian component of United Nations Children’s Fund with “Sustainability of DRR activities” of DRR National Platform funded by the European Commission’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department for General affairs.
The purpose of the workshop was to present and discuss the work done by the DRR experts in this project.

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