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Elucidation of DRR legislative framework in Vayq

On October 21, the coordinators of Yeghegnadzor Aarhus Center presented a presentation on the legal framework on disaster risk reduction for the community NGO representatives, government representatives, students and pupils in Vayq community center.

Certain types of disasters, which have a high level of risk in Armenia, were presented. They presented the legal framework associated with the disasters, which include the rights and duties of citizens, especially the prescribed obligations to local governments with regard to the first response and aid.

The participants were interested in the organization of individual defense, community evacuation plans. As a result of the the meeting, they decided to get more information from local government.

They also discussed the list of citizens’ duties that are prescribed by the law and are necessary for the cooperation with local local governmental and state bodies after the disasters in a short time to react, to provide community residents safety and achieve significant results. They discussed issues related to disaster compensation, document restoration, food providing.

The participants stressed the importance of such events and wished that they were continued.

Mariam Mkrtchyan
Coordinator of Yeghegnadzor Aarhus Center
Tel: (+374) 93 958806
E-mail: info_yeghegnadzor@aarhus.am , mkrtchyan.mariam7@gmail.com , hrachqocharyan@mail.ru
Editor: Mari Chakryan
Translated by Marine Mazmanyan