Humanitarian Aid: disaster & earthquake prepardness programme/first aid & rescue training

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Bandarban Hill District in CHT, Dhaka District
Project Duration: 
06/01/2012
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
HOPE'87
Project Description: 

Earthquake experts fear that nearly 40% of all buildings in Dhaka area will be seriously damaged, if a major earthquake ranging from 7 to 7.9 magnitude hits the city. On the other hand, UNDP-CHTDF and GOB declared officially that the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region is a zone where earthquakes are very likely. Modern technologies and mass awareness might reduce the losses caused by natural disasters like earthquakes. In light of this fact, HOPE’87-Bangladesh regularly organises disaster and earthquake awareness campaigns and First Aid and rescue trainings for students and young people from different schools and communities. In order to draw awareness to this campaign, HOPE’87-Bangladesh printed and distributed posters, leaflets and pocket cards with necessary messages and instructions regarding earthquake awareness and preparedness. Furthermore, cooperation with the fire service and civil defence department of the government was further intensified.