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    Date: 13 Oct 2015
    Country: Viet Nam
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Viet Nam Red Cross Society celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction with launch of World Disaster Report 2015

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Vietnam Red Cross Society

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 13 Oct 2015 Location: Viet Nam

Viet Nam faces typhoons and floods every year, as well as a range of other disasters. Rapid population growth and urbanization are increasing the risks these communities already face.

Vietnam Red Cross is working to help mitigate risks and to help communities become better prepared for when disasters strike.

To celebrate IDRR and the launch of the World Disaster Report (WDR), the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) will host a half-day public event in collaboration with the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (DNDPC), the National Search and Rescue Committee (NSRC) and the Northwestern Steering Committee (NSC).

The event will include a simulation in Thanh Hoa province (chosen given the presence and experience of the VNRC provincial disaster response team in the Chapter and that it’s a province frequently affected by floods and storms, including Typhoons Wutip and Nari, in 2013).

The event will include a simulation involving approximately 200 community members in the beach area, joined by Red Cross volunteers, local search and rescue members, as well as Red Cross staff and leadership from the headquarters and chapter, and relevant government agencies and NGOs. The simulation will be followed by the launch of the 2015 WDR, at which representatives from government agencies and VNRC/ IFRC or another NGO will be invited as guest speakers.

As a way to strengthen relationships with the government, representatives from the DNDPC, NSRC and NSC will also be invited to stay for the DIPECHO workshop in the afternoon, which is organized under the DIPECHO 9 project supported by ECHO.



 
 

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