WINDHOEK: The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) signed agreements on disaster reduction interventions with the European Union delegation in Namibia here yesterday. The Disaster Preparedness Actions project will be implemented by the NRCS, while the Coordination and Management of Relocation Camps project will be implemented by IOM.
Speaking at the signing of the agreement for the two projects which were launched by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku, the Head of the European Union (EU) delegation in Namibia Raul Fuentes Milani said the EU will provide support totaling more than N.dollars 23 million in aid of the disaster reduction interventions.
He explained that the EU, through the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) will provide more than N.dollars four million in humanitarian assistance through the Spanish Red Cross and the NRCS to enhance the preparedness of small communities to face emergency situations.
Milani explained that the intervention is two-fold, saying on the one hand the EU delegation will assist local communities in disaster-prone areas, while on the other hand, it will assist the Directorate of Disaster Risk Management in providing effective coordination on disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities and ensuring appropriate coordination with all stakeholders in Namibia.