Disaster Preparedness and Response


One of the oldest and well known Red Cross service by the community is the relief distributions for the people affected by the manmade and natural disaster. this service was started and full recognized by the Government and community since 1985 Wollo drought that affected livelihoods of thousand peoples in the history of the country.

Since that the Department was established and provide the relief actives based on the resources that mobilized from external sources. however this department change its name and activates based on the Government policy and country contexts. In 2014 the department was separated in to two (Disaster preparedness and response(DPR) and disaster risk reduction(DRR)). So the newly established Disaster preparedness and response department consists three coordinators: Emergency preparedness and response coordinator, Emergency health coordinator and Restoring family link coordinator.

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