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Disaster risk management national strategy and action plan - Republic of Armenia

The approval of the disaster risk management national strategy and action plan of the Republic of Armenia affirms that one of the main prerequisites for the development of the Disaster risk management national strategy (hereinafter-strategy) is Armenia’s vulnerability to disasters. Given increasing number and intensity of natural, man-made and climate change related disasters within the recent years and the significant damage caused to different sectors of the economy, it is necessary to find new solutions and approaches for disaster management, prevention, mitigation and recovery, as well as early warning in the disaster risk reduction strategy.

The strategy is in compliance with the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Armenia approved by the RA President’s decree NH-37-N dated 7 February, 2007 and the priority actions of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 which are as follows:

1) Understanding disaster risk;

2) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk;

3) Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience;

4) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The aim of the strategy is to establish a disaster resilient country, reduction of disaster risk and losses of human lives, livelihood and health and economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental losses of people, organizations, communities and the country and ensure increased safety of individuals and the society and the sustainable development of the country.

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  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management
  • Countries/Regions:Armenia

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