Commemoration of the United Nations
IDDR by UNESCO-SAARC Academic
Alliance Highlights Neglected Measures of
DRR & Introduces Key Reforms For ISDRHyogo Framework of Action 2005-20015. Historic Launch of ?DRR Deca-archic Model? & Post-DESPO Appraisal by SAIRI Research Initiative, indicates strategic flaws in DRR frameworks and entails technical aspects of disasters? aftermath consequences of epidemiological vulnerabilities and predispositions. A ?high-spot? emphasis and necessitating focus has been laid on 3 hardest-hit ?key marginalized? ivories, that usually become neglected during emergency situations: the disables, pregnant women and older persons caught in catastrophes. Joint Press Release: SAARC-ISDR –UNESCO /10/13/2014//
Lahore, Pakistan, October 15, 2014 /PressReleasePing/ - The International Day for Disaster Reduction started in 1989 with the approval by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN General Assembly sees the IDDR as a way to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Originally celebrated as per resolution 44/236, 22 December 1989, the UN General Assembly decided to designate 10/13 as the date to celebrate the IDDR (resolution 64/200, 21 December 2009).
International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
On the UN-IDDR Observance 2014, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and SAIRI Research Initiative of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), conjointly issued a communal call for ‘integration in framework for disaster management’, worldwide in order to incorporate concrete policies and accustomed modus-operandi protocols for marginalized groups, in emergency situations.
A ‘research & reform’ model titled ‘Deca-archic Model of Disaster Risk Reduction’ (‘DDRR Model’ for ‘Hyogo Framework for Action-HFA 2005-2015), along with ‘DESPO Appraisal’ has been launched through the SAARC-UNESCO, by SAIRI Research Initiative.
The model and the DESPO report correspondingly indicate three hardest-hit ‘key marginalized’ ivories, that usually become more demoted and sidelined in emergency situations: the disables, pregnant women and the older persons caught in the catastrophic havocs.
There is strong evidence that marginalized groups comprising of disables, pregnant women and the older persons suffer disproportionately from disasters even in developed countries.
The assessment appraisal piloted by UNESCO-SAIRI conjoint initiatives for today’s International Day for Disaster Reduction demonstrates that the disables, pregnant women and the older persons are often excluded or marginalized when disaster management plans are being drawn up at community level. More than 75% of these marginalized ivories become most affected on disproportionate scales.
It has been seen in the past several decades that natural disasters carry along with them epidemics, that consequence to hazardous ailments.
The “Deca-archic DRR ‘Research n Reform’ Model” and the DESPO report entail the technical aspects of the aftermath consequences of the post-disasters’ pandemic proneness, contagion predispositions and epidemiological vulnerabilities, and puts ‘high-spot’ emphasis with a necessitating focus on decontamination after the pestilential contaminated fusions espoused through assimilation of flood waters and cyclones’ amalgamation with contagion remnants of flood ruined crops, soil, along with other mephitic remnants.
Major indicators of pandemic outbreaks and multiple epidemiological proneness, encircling the topics like mal-nutrition and mal-absorption and their outfalls consequencing to the complications of cell mediated immunity (CMI), must be dreamt up, says DESPO.
Impaired absorption of water, electrolytes and minerals, which is often likely to be occurred...
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