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Lebanon’s storm preparedness helps response plan

03/02/2015. A decade of efforts to better prepare and respond to disasters was highlighted when seasonal storm “Zina” struck Lebanon in early January 2015.

The response to Zina exemplifies Lebanon’s commitment to disaster risk reduction and its efforts to meet the priorities and goals of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). Over the HFA’s ten-year period (2005-2015), Lebanon has strengthened disaster risk awareness by:

  • carrying out emergency drills in cities and municipalities across the country;
  • developed a website and mobile phone application that provide emergency information before, during, and after disasters; and
  • conducted workshops that have built up disaster response capacity in all sectors, private and public.

Read the article on United Nations Development Programme web site 


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