DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT

PSTC has been responding to the emergency need of the disaster affected people during flood, earthquake, fire, cyclone & winter etc. since 1991.

In 1991 with the financial assistance from ODA (DFID) & Local support of Community Leaders, Cox’s Bazar Red Crescent as well as Cox’s Bazar Deputy Commissioner, PSTC distributed foods, medicines & clothes to the cyclone affected people of Cox’s Bazar Coastal belt.

In 1998, PSTC provided emergency health services especially distributed ORS, Water Purifying Tablets & medicines to the flood affected people of Ward # 26-30 of Dhaka City Corporation with the financial assistance from USAID.

PSTC responded emergency services for the devastating flood affected people in ward # 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 75, 84, 85 & 86 of Dhaka City Corporation in 2004. In this regards, with the financial assistance from Plan Bangladesh, Water Aid Bangladesh, MSF, ILO/ IPEC, UPHCP, CARE, NSDP & BATC, PSTC distributed foods (rice, dal, oil, biscuits, powder milk, chira, sugar & pure water), essential medicines, ORS, Water purification tablets, soaps, Match Boxes, Candles, Mosquito nets, Gumboots, Bleaching powder. PSTC also undertook an emergency initiatives after the flood, such as provided emergency transport for the patients, removed disposal of wastage from the slums, distributed sanitary napkins, organized crush program for cleaning lane, drains & residential places, conducted hygiene sessions at community level, distributed leaflets on health messages & organized coordination and networking meetings.

 

MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION PROJECT (MCDRRP)

PSTC is implementing the project namely Mobilizing Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction Project with the financial assistance from Action Aid Bangladesh from October 2007 in Dhaka City Corporation. The objective of the project is to increase the awareness and response capacity of local communities, institutions and authorities (Hospitals, Garments Factories, Fire brigade, university, Boys Scout and Rover Scouts) flood, earthquake, Fire and cyclone.

 

POST DISASTER RESPONSE PROJECT

Population Services and Training Centre with the support of Plan Bangladesh has implemented successfully the “Post Disaster Response Project “in different wards under DCC Zone 1, 2 & 4. PSTC selected these zones as it is the most disaster prone area under DCC. Disaster is a general phenomenon in Bangladesh. Decade back, several times natural disaster attacked in Bangladesh, people were worst sufferer especially children and woman are mainly victimized by flood as well as flood submerged in Dhaka city. Considering the situation, a project was made to implement school sanitation, safe water supply facilities, waste management, wall painting and training for capacity building of the school teachers, SMC, LGI, children and community. Here it may be mentioned that in urban area there is no disaster shelter center.

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