CRGR | HONDURAS | 8 NOV.
Because Central America is one of the regions with the highest risk of disasters in the world. It is affected by the extreme seismic and meteorological activity that year after year turn into disasters in the form of devastation due to: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, landslides, landslides, as well as serious damages to food productions that in consequence they cause important affection to the population.
Approximately three quarters of the population in Central America is estimated to live in risk areas, a third of who live in highly vulnerable areas. In the last two decades, the impact of these disasters has experienced a notable increase in the region.
In this context, the CRGR together with its technical teams and with Oxfam’s support, developed last October 31 and November 1 a workshop for the collective construction of a Regional Simulation where the different National Tables of Risk Management of Central America offered their contributions to carry out this exercise that will allow to test the protocols at the regional level as well as at the national level and the Information and Communication System in the face of a humanitarian crisis.
This first simulation will focus on determining the technical capacities so that the same CRGR improves and reinforces its capacity to respond to emergencies, through the implementation of response protocols, both national and regional.
As a result of this workshop, the script of the Regional Simulation was obtained, where the response officers of the national and regional CRGR will participate, along with technical teams and decision makers of this network, who will make use of the different tools or documents that the CRGR has built together with the National Tables.
Among the documents to be launched for this exercise are the Mapping of Coverage, Diagnosis of Capacities, Situational Diagnosis, National Protocols and the Regional, Information and Communication System in Humanitarian Crises of the CRGR and database of specialized teams.