Disaster is a calamity or the grave occurrence from the natural or man-made reasons which can’t be evaded by the affected community. Floods, fire accidents, terrorism, droughts etc. are some of the natural and man-made disasters that result into huge loss of lives and properties.
The disaster risk reduction is the discipline by which human beings continuously makes efforts to reduce the harm caused by the disasters. Kenya has set up many departments and organizations for the same such as national disaster management Unit (NDMU). However, we are required to achieve satisfactory progress about timely management of disasters. This can be achieved by raising adequate awareness about the ways to deal with disasters and greater co-ordination between state agencies.
For Kenya, the major hazards are Floods, Terrorism, drought, landslides and fire accidents. Increased growth in the population rate has certainly triggered the level of disasters and making it hard to handle one whenever it occurs. Nothing much can be done about natural disasters but only to mitigate them. Man-made disasters can be prevented to a certain limit.
Unfortunately, the most affected group in these calamities are the poor. Therefore, it is of vital importance to mobilize them towards preparedness for any catastrophe. Quick and timely response is essential in providing immediate relief and rescue operations, to save human lives and mitigate miseries as soon as possible.
To build the capacity development professionals who are actively engaged in the Development and Emergency response activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations; Indepth Research Services has organized a one-week course on Disaster Risk Reduction which will provide hands-on training in disaster risk reduction and the application of Knowledge to decision making in DRR planning and Management.
By: Brian Mburu
Digital Marketer: Indepth Research Services