Disaster Preparedness : An Essential Component Of Development Policies And Planning

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Disaster preparedness: As most of the disasters are due to climate related the Red Cross society must substantially reduce the impact of disasters and to make risk reduction an essential component of development policies and programs. To implement Hyogo Framework there are three strategic goals: 1. To integrate disaster risk reduction into sustainable development policies and planning 2. To develop and strengthen Institutions 3. Mechanisms and capacities to build resilience to hazards and to systematically incorporate risk reduction approaches into the implementation of emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs. Disaster relief: Overnight shelter stays: The Red Cross opens shelters to make sure people have a safe place to stay, a hot meal and access to other support from trained volunteers. Distribution of Emergency Supplies Emergency supplies help people in the immediate outcome of a disaster. Our comfort kits contain basic personal supplies needed in the result of a disaster, such as a toothbrush, deodorant and shampoo. Health & Mental Health Contacts Red Cross health and mental health volunteers travel to disaster sites to help people cope. Health workers can provide first aid treatment for injuries, monitor the well-being of people staying in Red Cross shelters, and replace prescription medications or eyeglasses. Other workers specialize in providing emotional support and helping people to cope after a disaster. Workers Trained Red Cross volunteers and

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