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Country Risk Reduction Profile: Disaster Risk Reduction in Afghanistan

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Save the Children

Children in Afghanistan are living in a fragile state affected by conflict, yet face the additional threat of disasters which can devastate their lives. Save the Children believes that the most effective way to have an impact on disasters and to improve the situation of many of the most vulnerable people, particularly children, is to work directly with communities and local governments to develop Early Warning System, an Emergency Preparedness Plan and Risk Reduction Programs that enable communities to plan for, mitigate and respond effectively to disaster conditions as they occur. Over the past 3 years in Afghanistan, Save the Children has implemented 5 DRR programs with over $3.6 million USD from various donors such as AusAID, IrishAID, OFDA, Germany Federal Foreign Office and Save the Children Italy and Germany for our DRR activities. Collectively, the programs have reached approximately 30,000 children directly. Especially stronng focus has been on safety, protection, and rights of children in emergencies as well as on improved preparedness and response of communities to disaster events.

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