Disaster Risk Reduction in “Kamchik” Pass

Dec 19, 2014

A new component of on-going UNDP 'Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacitates in Uzbekistan' project 'Disaster Risk Reduction in “Kamchik” Pass' funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) and UNDP Uzbekistan was launched recently.

The main goal is to enhance early warning monitoring system in Kamchik pass to provide emergency assistance for vulnerable group of people living in remote and rural natural disaster prone regions and reducing disaster risk reduction from natural catastrophes effecting people life. 

Being strategically important region for the economy of Uzbekistan the Kamchik pass  provides main transport and passenger route from the capital of Uzbekistan to three densely populated Ferghana Valley – Namangan, Andijan and Verghana regions with 10 – 15 thousand vehicles daily running through this main highway.

The main activities of this new component will be improving the system of monitoring of severe weather phenomena, including landslides and avalanches, development and launching mobile application with the function of identifying the place of the incident of emergency and new website of the Ministry of Emergency situations as well as development media materials as documentary film, cartoon film and brochures on basic rules of behavior during flood, mudflow and avalanches. All these materials will be used during public awareness campaign which will be conducted in pilot city Ahargaran.

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