Germany supports disaster risk reduction in Pakistan


Germany has continued to support its partner countries through bi- and multi-lateral development projects in strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction at all levels.
According to a message received here on Friday, Germany chaired the Platform on disaster displacement on the international day for disaster reduction. In Pakistan, the German government supports initiatives which help reducing the risks of natural disasters.
Germany shows its supports to promote global risk-awareness and disaster reduction as rapid population growth, high levels of rural-urban migration and diminishing natural resources are some of the biggest challenges of this century.
Within the scope of the German-Pakistani Project ‘Geohazard Assessment in Northern Pakistan (GANP)’ (2009-2015), a Risk Exposure Assessment (REA) has been carried out for the Districts of Mansehra and Torghar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The objective of this study was to quantify the endangered population and selected infrastructural elements at risk from landslide hazards, and draft recommendations.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this work is being carried out under the project “Promoting Resilience of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against Natural Disaster Impacts”, jointly implemented by the Federal Institute for Geo sciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PDMA KP).
This year, the focus is on the Sendai Framework’s Target B, which aims at reducing the number of people affected by disasters by the year 2030.—APP

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