The USAID-funded Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project

Afghanistan is a country that suffers from recurrent natural disasters, including flash floods, ex- treme winter cold, avalanches, earthquakes, and sandstorms. These disasters result in the displace- ment of local populations; severe delays in the provision of humanitarian aid to communities in need; and the disruption of essential services.

The USAID-funded Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities, local civil-society organizations, and key government authorities at the district, pro- vincial, and national levels to reduce disaster risks through mitigation, preparedness, early warning and resilience; and to respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies, thus preventing the loss of life.

Published 2016-01-13

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