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Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 edition


Oct 19, 2022

BUJUMBURA October 19th (ABP) – The ceremonies marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, celebrated every year on October 13, took place on Monday, October 17, 2022 in Muha commune of Bujumbura city, under the theme “Alert Early Life: Pillar of Resilience for Community Development”.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Community Development and Public Security André Ndayambaje said that this theme is linked to the seventh goal of the 2015-2030 Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction, which recommends that States Parties to significantly improve, by 2030, people’s access to multi-risk rapid early warning systems and information relating to disaster risks.

                                                                                             View of the participants in the ceremonies

He said that since 2015, the Ministry of Interior, Community Development and Public Security, has revitalized a lot of activities. This includes preparing the national disaster risk prevention plan from 2018 to 2025, organizing preparatory activities for the prevention and coping with disaster risk at the national, provincial and communal levels, a multi-risk map that highlights the communes most exposed to disaster risks, establishing a center in the country responsible for providing immediate relief, creating a fund responsible for supporting prevention work and dealing with disaster risks, establishing a network of journalists responsible for informing and instructing people on disaster risks, helping people affected by floods and assisting victims of Bujumbura city, Bujumbura, Rumonge, Ngozi and Kirundo, who have suffered from various disaster risks .

Mr. Ndayambaje further indicated that they will immediately open a national school which will teach about disaster risk and will also include the East Africa Center for Risk Management, adding that they will improve disaster relief equipment.