The Red Cross in Iceland is assisting in the stengthening of disaster risk reduction and management systems in Armenia and Georgia.
Red Cross volunteers in Georgia. From the website of the Red Cross in Iceland.
The EU has contributed EUR 770,000 (ISK 120 million, USD 943,000) to the project, according to the website of the Red Cross in Iceland.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, and floods are common in the two countries.
The Red Cross in Iceland will send three experts to assist the National Societies in the two countries in the development of disaster prevention and response systems this year.
Psychologist Jóhann Thoroddsen is currently conducting training in psychological support for disasters in Armenia.
Training in trauma counseling, civil defense planning, emergency preparedness, and communication in emergency situations and disasters will also be included in the disaster response education.
The project includes measures to strengthen existing capacity and to improve knowledge of disaster management and relief, with the goal of minimizing damage and injury caused by natural disasters.