SoSCP- IOM elaborates disaster risk management guidelines to help CPAs with an early response on disaster natural

SoSCP- IOM elaborates disaster risk management guidelines to help CPAs with an early response on disaster natural

DILI, march 29, 2023 (TATOLI)- International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the Secretariat of State for Civilian Protection (SoSCP) developed disaster risk management guidelines for Civil Protection Authority (CPA) on early disaster response.

SEPS Secretary of State, Joaquim Gusmão Martins said CPA held a workshop with IOM to support developing guidelines for disaster risk management as well as storage arrangements.

“This national workshop is most vital to the CPA, especially those who are offering emergency service at the regional and municipalities level. It helps them to have well management on disasters response,” Secretary of State, Joaquim Gusmão Martins told journalists, in City8, Manleuana, this tuesday.

He said that these guidelines can be supported Civil Protection Authority to be on readiness to support the communities in the emergency in the capital and also at the municipal level.

In addition, temporary warehouses have been set up in several municipalities to meet the needs during a disaster.

IOM Representative in Timor-Leste, Ihma Shareef said IOM has been working for disaster risk reduction since 2008. This partnership between OIM and CPA focuses on developing disaster risk management guidelines and capacity building for Civil Protection officers to respond to disasters.

“We are working together to develop disaster risk management guidelines including advocacy for gender-based violence issues,” She said

On this occasion, IOM shared its experiences with TLRC (Timor-Leste Red Cross) leading camp management and working in emergency storage and early warning systems.

Mrs. Shareef hopes that everyone can work together to provide emergency response in disasters to help victims of disasters.

IOM Timor-Leste has implemented several multi-year projects aimed at strengthening institutional capacity at various levels of disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery, as well as increasing grassroots levels of resilience in the most disaster-prone communities to reduce disaster risk, Future isolation in this country.

Timor-Leste’s location in the northern subduction zone between the Eurasian and Australian plates makes it highly vulnerable to natural hazards. The country also experiences the cyclical effects of El Niño-related weather anomalies, which are linked to droughts.

This climate change, which is expected to become more acute in the future, combined with pest attacks as well as regular flooding, landslides, river shifting, and erosion from heavy monsoon rains, steep topography, and widespread deforestation, makes Timor-Leste even more vulnerable to food insecurity, instability, and poverty.

This vulnerability can seriously affect the security of livelihoods, and food, and cause the possibility of migration of people who are already marginalized.



Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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