COAM team is delighted to be able to partner with the Afghan Red Crescent Societies (ARCS) to bring first aid training to the women of the communities in Bamyan vulnerable to disaster.
As part of the Ecosystem Disaster Risk Reduction project that COAM is implementing in partnership with UNEP, Disaster Response Teams are being trained in the vulnerable communities in the Koh-e-Baba. The goal of this project is to help build safe and resilient communities through a number of ecological interventions and providing training in disaster preparedness. The communities in the Koh-e-Baba suffer numerous natural disasters every year which cause damage to property, livelihoods and sometimes deaths.
Disaster Risk Management Teams have been established in each of these communities. The women in the communities will form part of these teams as First Aid Responders. After a disaster takes place in a community, it is the women who will form the focal point for the receipt of aid.
It is thanks to the ARCS that we can offer First Aid training to these women so they can play an important role in the welfare and management of disasters in their communities.