WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT SAFETY....

When disasters happen, we often blame nature and rarely think about what people do that might increase risks and make the situation more dangerous. That's why reducing risks should be something we all think about. Let's work together today for a safer tomorrow. Reducing risks from natural disasters—we all need to do our part.

A e you Ready?
PREPARE AN EMERGENCY BAG
 Prepare an “Emergency Bag” for your family and create a small supply for your community.  Make sure that you have enough food and water for three days, as well as packing all important documents.  If possible, include a torch, batteries, and phone chargers, etc.

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«We can't prevent natural disasters, but we can reduce risks. We can reduce the damage and we can save more lives» Ban Ki-moon
General Secretary of the United Nations

Since 2000,

AS A RESULT OF NATURAL DISASTERS

That's why we ask:

Are you ready!?

MAKE A PLAN
 Have a plan for your family or community in case of emergencies.  Learn your evacuation plan, safe locations, and determine muster points.  Develop an action plan for what to do with pets in case of an emergency.  Share important phone numbers.

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of the industrial capacity of the country is concentrated in this high-risk area.

 Learn about current risks and general dangers in your community.  Stay informed of any emergency risks related to climate changes.  Learn first aid.  Participate in or organize regular simulation exercises and drills.

ONE TRILLION DOLLARS LOST

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Invest today for a SAFER tomorrow!

EVERY

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of Kazakhstan's territory lies in areas of high seismic activity

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where earthquakes may occur of up to an 8 magnitude on the Richter scale (UNISDR, 2009).

COMMON DISASTERS AND THEIR SYMBOLS

United Nations Development Programme in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 010000, 26 Bukei Khan str., Astana, tel.: 7 7172 592 550 fax: 7 7172 592 540 registry.astana.kz@undp.org www.undp.kz

THINGS WE CAN DO FOR OUR SAFETY….

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Risk assessment of potential natural disasters, requiring a high-level government commitment, with support and participation of all community sectors;

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WE CAN
“Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection"

We can't eliminate natural disasters minimize risks reduce injuries save lives

·Awareness of area-specific potential natural disasters, in order to create safe conditions for all family members and livelihoods; Mitigate the effects of potential natural disasters through advance preparedness (develop an emergency action plan, prepare an emergency bag, safeguard/secure your home, learn first aid and how to act during/after an emergency)

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is one of the key priorities of Kazakhstan's 2030 long-term development strategy and public policy.

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department funds relief operation for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. Aid is channelled impartially, straight to the people in need, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
“Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection"
THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
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UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)

Empowered lives. Resilient nations

THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
THE MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN IS THE CENTRAL IMPLEMENTING BODY IN CHARGE OF FORMULATING STATE POLICY IN THE SPHERE OF WARNING AND RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND NATURAL OR MAN-MADE DISASTERS. THE MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND WORKS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CITIZENS FOR THE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN.

THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) HELPS THE GOVERNMENTS OF MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES TO IMPROVE READINESS TO RESPOND TO NATURAL DISASTERS AND REDUCING THE RISK OF OCCURRENCE. THE UNDP TRAINS PEOPLE AND RESCUE WORKERS, AND HELPS PLANNERS INTEGRATE RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES INTO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

THE UNDP SUPPORTS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN IN REDUCING THE RISKS OF NATURAL DISASTERS. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT, EFFORTS WILL BE FOCUSED ON EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN, TWO AREAS AT HIGH RISK FOR NATURAL DISASTERS.

THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN WAS FOUNDED IN 1937 AS THE UNION OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES OF THE USSR. SINCE 1991 IT IS AN INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION THAT ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT AND MITIGATE HUMAN SUFFERING AND IMPROVE THE SITUATIONS OF VULNERABLE GROUPS.

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UNDP PROJECT «CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN»
This project promotes the empowerment of rural communities to adapt to climate changes and climate risks through the effective use of water resources and agriculture and disaster risk management

branches throughout the country

14

150 thousand volunteers

emergency 4 regional management centres

UNDP Project DIPECHO VII: COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN SOUTH-EAST AND EAST KAZAKHSTAN
The project “DIPECHO VII: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East and East Kazakhstan” aims to showcase the community input and potential for DRR.The project will involve communities and cross-sectoral actors (water user organizations, pasture management organizations, local authorities and others) more firmly in DRR measures. By involving a wide audience a more comprehensive approach to DRR at multiple levels and across sectors will be achieved.

250

thousand

members

As part of the DIPECHO VII project: Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East and East Kazakhstan - The Red Crescent Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan will implement the component disaster preparedness through raised capacities of remote communities and National Society.

GOALS

GOALS

GOALS

MAIN ACTIVITIES


create the necessary conditions to manage climate risk in Kazakhstan take steps to manage climate risks in priority sectors and geographical areas disseminate knowledge and information on the basic approaches for managing climate risks Reduce the number of casualties and destruction of property and assets by developing the capacities of local communities for DRR Create models for DRR for widespread application in the field and at the national level Unite local community initiatives with the efforts of national agencies to handle natural disasters


Disseminate knowledge and information to the public on the types of possible natural disasters and how to prepare for them Prepare and respond to emergencies


Provide medicalsocial and other types of assistance to the most vulnerable layers of society


Spread humanitarian values Strengthen organizational capacity Development of key directions of state policy in the area of prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters; International cooperation and assurance of activities of foreign organizations and citizens in the area of prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Disasterresponsemanage ment;

STEPS
REDUCING DISASTER RISK AT THE LOCAL LEVEL (TEKELI, ALMATY OBLAST)

STEPS


conduct a comprehensive risk assessment to determine the range of problems and develop an integrated vision for a solution;

PROMOTING NATURAL DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AT ALL LEVELS TOGETHER WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES

ACTIVITIES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

ACTIVITIES IN CITY SCHOOLS Organization of scientific research and information campaigns, dissemination of knowledge, education of population, officials and organizational personnel in the area of prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters; · Endorsement and approval of legal decrees and documents, guidelines, and standards in the field of emergency situations; Development and management of common information and communication service as part of the State System of Prevention and Response to Emergency Situations and the Disaster Early Warning System in times of peace and war.

Include community based DRR management into national risk assessment methodology and regional development plans;



Creation of 10 local committees on emergency situations (LCES), training for them on DRR principles, first aid, and provision of necessary equipment. Development of local DRR plans. Trainings on how to act during emergencies and the basics of first aid for students and teachers

accept priority measures based on the risk assessment (effectiveness of water usage, structural measures, restoration of mountain pastures, and others);

Raise awareness of the possibilities for reducing the risks of natural disasters through sustainable practices to protect the environment among implementing bodies and localities;

Creation and instruction of school teams to react to natural disasters.

provide increased preparedness to react to natural disasters between local authorities and communities, planning in case of emergency situations and training or development of early warning systems.

Reproduce the project at the national and regional levels.

Introduction of early warning system for floods

Activity to develop evacuation plans, emergency drills, and other measures for preparing for emergency situations.

Yerlan Zhumabayev, Project Manager yerlan.zhumabayev@undp.org

11/1 Orynbor str., office 502 010000 Astana tel/fax +7(7172)799343

Alexey Nikitin Project Manager

86 Kunaev str., office #6 Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050010 tel/fax +7(727) 2913580 e-mail: alexey.nikitin@undp.org

THE RED CRESCENT SOCIETY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN 86 Kunaev str., Almaty, 050010

fax: +7(727) 291 81 72 tel.:+7(727) 291 80 72, 291 62 91, 291 61 01 е-mail: inf@redcrescent.kz

Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Kazakhstan 22 Beibitshilik str., Astana, 01000 tel: +7(7172) 948003 e-mail: mchs@emer.kz