Along with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society hosted a two-day training workshop on the Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief.
According to the trainer, Mais Abdel Halim, who is in charge of the Emergency Fund for Disaster Response in the Middle East with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the workshop seeks to enhance the skills and knowledge of the Iraqi Red Crescent cadres and introduce them to the updates that have been obtained in the process of requesting support through the Emergency Fund for Disaster Response.
she added, “The workshop focused on two primary objectives. The first was to teach participants how to create plans for potential earthquake and flood situations in various parts of Iraq as well as how to ask for financial assistance from the emergency fund for disaster response. However, the second is to gain knowledge about the lessons acquired through earlier reaction activities concerning cholera outbreak that broke out in Iraq towards the end of the year (2022).
Anwar Wajdi, Kirkuk branch’s coordinator for construction and sanitation and one of the workshop attendees, explained that training focused on creating early action plans and identifying the first steps to take when foreseeing the effects of a specific threat on society. He also emphasized the importance of being able to take proactive measures through the emergency fund for relief in the event of disasters.
It is significant that the workshop, which was held in Baghdad, attracted (20) volunteers and cadres from the IRCS, namely (Baghdad, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Diyalah, Diwaniyah, and Muthannah).