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[14 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Dhaka Bangladesh – In Bangladesh, small-scale disasters contribute greatly to annual economic loss. Everyday, people experience risk and volunteers play a large role in risk management and emergency response by passing on their knowledge of others and advocating discussions on preparedness in their communities. In the Narinda community of Dhaka, a primary risk business and homeowners face are fires:
“When a fire starts in Dhaka, it’s very easy for it to get out of hand. Buildings are often just a meter or two apart, allowing the fire to jump from house to …

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[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Thailand braces emergency skills for floods

Nakhonsawan, Thailand— Over 100 local residents and relief volunteers earlier this month participated in a series of drills aimed at preparing themselves for flooding incident. The drill were carried out at four Tambons—Bang Ta Ngai, TabKrit, Kriang Krai and Khao Tong.
Situated close to the major Nan River from the North, the areas are clearly flood prone especially during monsoon season in May-October. A total of 27,187 local residents in the four Tambons could be at risk of flash flood without emergency preparedness.
“Not only we would like to test their emergency …

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[12 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
PEER brings Master of Instructors Workshop to Vietnam

August 12, 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam— A total of 30 instructors of Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam participated into the a series of Masters of Instructors Workshop aimed at developing course monitors for Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER).
The training equipped participants with knowledge and skills about CADRE and Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training courses for example course adaptation, translation and updating; course monitoring, evaluation and certification system; team building and problem solving, so they can evaluate the course coordinator and the …

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[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

19 June 2013
Bangkok, Thailand- It’s 7:30 in the morning at Nong Jaw Training Facility located on the outer limits of Bangkok. There are four clipboards at each corner of the room. At a back table, blue CPR dummies lie in anticipation. In the center of the room, 22 emergency professionals from communities across Ayutthaya sit around a circular table, each with an orange hardhat, safety glasses, a surgical mask, latex gloves and a participant workbook placed in front of them. Spirits are high. For the next 3 days these professionals …

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[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Chao Phraya River communities gear up for upcoming flood season

PATHUMTANI, Thailand- The 2011 floods that swept across north northeast and central Thailand, resulted in one of the most economi- cally taxing disasters in the countries history. As floodwaters swept southward across the country, the central province of Pathumtani acted as a final buffer between the floodwaters and the nation’s capital, Bangkok. However, the flood- barrier could not compete with the overwhelming volume of water. Communities along the Chao Phraya River were forced to evacuate their homes. Both industrial estates and residential areas were inundated in the floods. Flooding caused …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
CADRE Educating Community Leaders to Deal with Tomorrows Disasters

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand – When major disasters strike, it takes at least 24-48 hours for professional responders to reach, assess and react to risks. Other factors may further delay emergency response; infrastructural damage may limit accessibility, damage across expansive areas may wear responders thin, and interagency coordination may present logistic complications. In the aftermath of disaster, affected communities are alone and at their most vulnerable.

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[20 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
CADRE Trainings and Simulations for a Safer Silay

August 2012 was a busy time for CADRE in the Philippines – with the latest series trainings undertaken in Patag, Silay – at the Outdoor Center (old Hospital). Participants and Instructors from the Philippines Red Cross Society and the Bureau of Fire Protection took part in a CADRE Refresher Course and simulation exercises. Community preparedness is vital in Silay which is prone to earthquakes, floods, landslides and everyday emergencies.

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[12 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disaster response training in Nepal’s rural and urban communities

In Nepal, CADRE is an important contribution to local community response. Communities here are vulnerable due to potential earthquakes, poor building standards, lack of response facilities, and weak infrastructure systems.

In July 2012, the CADRE Nepal team reached out to communities in Hetauda and Charikot to increase disaster resilience. CADRE Community Courses were held in the municipality of Hetauda, Makawanpur District on 5-7 July 2012, and the rural community of Charikot, Dolakha on 10-12 July 2012.

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[1 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Thai CADRE – “first line of community defense”

Twenty-seven community responders took part in CADRE at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Academy, Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok.
This area was affected with devastating floods during Oct-Dec 2011, inundating roads, facilities, homes and businesses. Many communities became completely cut off by the flood, and were reliant on community support to survive. Paticipating organizations in CADRE Thailand are DDPM, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) and the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand (EMIT).

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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
PEER Launches in Thailand with U.S Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie A. Kenney joined USAID and PEER partner representatives to launch PEER in Thailand at Ayutthaya Hospital on 27 April 2012.
The Ambassador said: “We are pleased to be working with ADPC to support disaster preparedness in Thailand. We witnessed the suffering and bravery of communities during the floods last year. The U.S. Government stands by our partners in good times and in bad. We are now pleased to find ways with these new programs to help the communities and hospitals better prepare and plan for disasters like this. “