Disaster Risk Reduction DRR

Thematic Area

Water Tank, Construction, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

Project Period

December, 2013-November, 2014

Donor Agency

King Salman Humanitarian aid Center -Ks-relief

Project Locations

District Chitral

Project Description

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Kurram welfare Home implements a range of risk reduction programmes to build resilience amongst mountainous and coastal communities that are prone to disasters, and enhance their response capacity. Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments (HVRA) form a systematic approach to identifying hazards or risks that threaten a community or settlement. Teams of geologists and geographic information system specialists conduct hazard and risk assessments at the village level. We assess glaciers, landslides, glacial lakes and other remote hazards to anticipate the risk of floods and other climate-induced hazards. We also work with local communities to identify and analyse risks through historical data collection and participatory hazard mapping. The data gathered by geologists and communities are further analysed to create hazard and risk maps. These maps are effective tools for disaster risk reduction and are also instrumental for informing safer development planning and interventions at the village level. KWH has produced hazard and risk maps for 677 villages with over 1.1 million inhabitants in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC), and 112 maps for urban settlements. We have assessed 777 settlements in Pakistan, mainly in mountainous.

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