Evacuation And Rescue Exercises In Case Of Earthquake To Be Held In Vayots Dzor In Armenia
YEREVAN, December 6. /ARKA/. Armenian office of British organization Oxfam and NGO “Support to communities” will organize in Vayots Dzor in Armenia exercises on the topic “Implementation of evacuation and rescue activities in case of earthquake”.
The exercises will take place in the communities Arpi and Chiva on December 7 and 9 under the terms of the program “Reduction of impact of disasters in Armenia”.
Press-service of the Armenian office Oxfam informed to News Agency “Novosti-Armenia” that the goal of these activities is to improve the skills of community group on reacting to disasters in organization and implementation of the activities on the protection of population in case of nature disasters, strengthen cooperation between community group on reacting to the disaster and schools, community administration, regional rescue management and regional administration in case of extraordinary situations.
Another goal of this event is to increase outreach of the community about the role and responsibilities of the community group on reacting to nature disasters and detect the weaknesses of the community in reacting to extraordinary situations.
Exercises will be organized in close cooperation with Vayots Dzor administration, local self-governance bodies and regional rescue management body with active participation of local schools and NGOs.
Representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Extraordinary Situations, local and international organizations will participate in the event.
The program “Reduction of impact of disasters in Armenia” is implemented by the Armenian office of British organization Oxfam and NGO “Support to communities” in 10 rural communities of Armenia. The program is funded by the Department of Humanitarian Aid of European Commission (DIPECHO). --0--