BRAC’s emergency preparedness and response programme, operating in areas of Arua and Kiryandongo, targets to support both the refugees and host communities. The programme teaches community members how to adapt to population changes, environmental changes, and socioeconomic shifts. The intervention also educates them on how to prevent and prepare for disasters and hazards.
With a motive to build and strengthen the emergency preparedness capacity, BRAC Uganda mobilised their staff and members of the community mobilising group from Kiryandongo refugee settlement and Rhino refugee camp in Arua for a training on first aid and emergency. This training was also attended by some of BRAC’s partners including Makerere University’s geography department and post graduate students studying disaster management.
The Red Cross Society Uganda carried out the four-day training on August 5-8, 2019, at BRAC’s learning centre in Lungujja. The training was attended by 25 participants, who were later certified on merit.