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Regional project against disasters

26 June 2012

On 25 June 2012 the second phase of the “Disaster risk reduction in Armenia” project, funded by the EU, was launched.
The project will target those regions more prone to natural disasters, including Shirak, Aragatsotn, Lori, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Yerevan.
The project has three main aspects: community consolidation and needs of the vulnerable sections of the population; skill development at schools located in disaster-prone zones; high-level preparedness of relevant agencies, who cooperate with local and international agencies on disaster risk reduction.
“Disaster risk reduction in Armenia” is a regional project, financed by the ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office) disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO). The project is being implemented by the Armenian Red Cross society, Oxfam International, UNICEF and, for the first time, ”Save the Children”, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Education and Science. Within the framework of the DIPECHO project, the aforementioned organisations will collaborate with the Fund for the Disaster risk reduction national platform, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as regional and local self-governing bodies and schools.

Regional project against disasters

On 25 June 2012 the second phase of the “Disaster risk reduction in Armenia” project, funded by the EU, was launched. The project will target those regions more prone to natural disasters, including Shirak, Aragatsotn, Lori, Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Yerevan. The project has three main aspects: community consolidation and needs of the vulnerable sections of the population; skill development at schools located in disaster-prone zones; high-level preparedness of relevant agencies, who cooperate with local and international agencies on disaster risk reduction. “Disaster risk reduction in Armenia” is a regional project, financed by the ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office) disaster preparedness programme (DIPECHO). The project is being implemented by the Armenian Red Cross society, Oxfam International, UNICEF and, for the first time, ''Save the Children'', with the cooperation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Education and Science. Within the framework of the DIPECHO project, the aforementioned organisations will collaborate with the Fund for the Disaster risk reduction national platform, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as regional and local self-governing bodies and schools. [gallery link="file"]