DISASTER MANAGEMENT

The program aim is to reduce community vulnerabilities through implementation of risk reduction activities. Projects work under is program are:

1. Refugee Relief Operation (RRO)

TRCS is involved in care and maintenance program for approximately 100,000 refugees from DRC and Burundi where comprehensive health care, water and sanitation services are provided.

This program is implemented in Western Tanzania – Kigoma region. The main activities include provision of comprehensive health services (preventive and curative services), reproductive health services, nutrition services, HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counseling and Testing, PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission) services and clean water supply and sanitation services.

2. Disaster Preparedness - Tsunami Rehabilita­tion programs
This is currently being implemented in Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mtwara. The activities aim at capacity building of TRCS volunteers/staff/branches and that of communities living along the coast to enable them prepare to respond to various disasters and emergency situations.

Main activities include conducting First Aid/Disaster Preparedness and Response trainings, Water/Beach safety trainings, community sensitization about disaster management and risk reduction, supporting establishment of community based early warning systems and branch capacity building.

3. Response to disasters/emergencies

Tanzania Red Cross Society responds to various disasters and emergency situations such as floods, drought, earthquakes, and

accidents.

4. Lake Victoria Program

This program is implemented in Mwanza, Mara and Kagera regions and aims at improving the lives of the people in the area by developing and implementing programmes addressing poverty related aspects of health care, disaster preparedness, risk reduction and self-reliance.