Monday, August 24, 2009

Talala Malia Hatina Junagadh District News Samachar

New project to sensitize rural folk on disasters.

Gujarat has always been vulnerable to natural disasters, be it earthquake, flood or drought. During disasters, to know how to tackle such situations is essential. But majority of the population in rural areas have limited access to basic emergency services.

In an effort to sensitize and make people aware, Focus Humanitarian Assistance India, a non-profit organization will do a project in 18 villages of the state. For the project, Enhancing Disaster Resilience and Promoting a Culture of Safety among Vulnerable Communities of Rural Gujarat, the organization will team up with European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department and Aga Khan Foundation for the project.

The new initiative aims to make rural community across the state aware and prepare them to tackle natural disasters.

The project will target 18 villages of Talala and Malia talukas of Junagadh district and the organization claims that the 15-month project will benefit approximately 40,000 people from 18 different villages, which will include 12 schools.

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