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Approach of IRW towards Urban Safety - Collective Action for Resilient Urban Areas.pdf Approach of IRW towards Urban Safety - Collective Action for Resilient Urban Areas

Urbanization is believed to be both – a cause and effect of economic growth, employment generation and overall development of any country. It is here to stay. The attached paper does not get into the merits or demerits of the phenomenon but, assuming it is here to stay, looks at the various aspects of how do IRW builds a disaster preparedness into it for an overall risk reduction in urban areas. It also captures approach of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW-B) in urban areas, where the communities have been empowered with a very good knowledge level on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), skill of response in case of emergency, and coordination with different relevant bodies to assess and minimize their risks.

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Acknowledging need for acting as one on disaster risk reduction, ten international organisations ActionAid, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Solidarités, Plan, Care, HelpAge and Handicap in Bangladesh have established National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) Consortium in September 2010.The aim of the consortium is to strengthen disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in the country, contribute towards meeting commitments of Hyogo Framework of Action and coordinated emergency preparedness and response for wider outreach

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