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EU launches disaster prevention program in Central Asia and South Caucasus
Kyrgyzstan | society | 13:05, 08 July 2017 | 2741

AKIPRESS.COM - More than 1 million people including 700,000 children are better prepared to cope with natural disasters in eight countries prone to earthquakes, floods and landslides in Central Asia and the South Caucus as the result of a UNICEF programme supported by the European Union, the EU Delegation reported.

The UNICEF Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme is supported by a $7 million USD contribution from the European Union to support the integration of disaster risk reduction programmes into national education systems in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The decade long child-focused programme concludes next month with a number of key achievements.

“Children are always the most vulnerable during crises. Through EU support, national governments in Central Asia and the South Caucus have developed child-centered emergency preparedness plans. This approach will save lives and better protect children and their families if a natural disaster strikes,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. “We encourage governments to continue this work and further commit to reaching the most vulnerable communities and families.”

Central Asia and South Caucasus regions are home to countries with some of the highest risk of earthquakes in the world.  In recent years, floods and landslides have become increasingly common due to the effects of climate change.

To mark the end of the programme, UNICEF, the EU and national partners will meet in Kyrgyzstan to review key achievements and ongoing challenges and to agree on how to further strengthen disaster preparedness measures across the region.

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