Disaster Preparedness and Response
Disaster management is one of the most important programme of the National Society. Namibia Red Cross has positioned itself to be a humanitarian organization that is ready to save lives and reduce suffering, and reduce damage and losses during disasters. NRCS has disaster response teams at different levels ready to respond to emergencies.
National disaster response teams (24 staff and volunteers) , Community based response teams (10 communities NRCS seeks to be the primary responder to disasters at the community level through mobilization of volunteer units.
Disaster risk reduction
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions of NRCS seek to contribute to sustainable development. DRR offers a major contribution to the building of safer, resilient communities. DRR interventions focus on mitigation, prevention of known disasters such as flooding, seasonal disease outbreaks and droughts.
The National Society establishes Community Based Disaster Risk Management Committees (CDRMCs) and capacitates them in aspects related to disaster risk reduction at community level.