Urban WASH in Emergencies Course – RedR UK

Categories: GWC Meetings & Events / News / No CommentsPosted on: January 30, 2015

Untitled-2 Date: 23-27 February 2015
Location: London

Aid agencies in recent urban emergencies have often lacked the ability to respond effectively in these environments. One of the reasons for this is the lack of WASH experts with urban disaster response skills. The urban context is much more complex than many rural or camp-focused emergencies. The kind of response required is greatly affected by the type of disaster and the different urban environments, whether huge cities; medium sized towns; peri-urban or slum areas. International aid agencies are much less significant players in urban responses, as their available resources are often dwarfed by those of existing service providers. It is crucial for effective urban disaster response to build strong relations with national and municipal authorities as well as private sector service suppliers, and to work within existing legislation and long term plans for the cities. Read more here…

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