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QRCS Concludes Basic Disaster Management Course
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a five-day basic disaster management training course for 30 volunteers from QRCS and other Qatari organizations. Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded a five-day basic disaster management training course for 30 volunteers from QRCS and other Qatari organizations. The purpose of the course is to build the capacity of volunteers in disaster response, through a set of topics that comply with international standards. During the event, the participants were introduced to QRCS's mission and activities, the history and components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and the seven Fundamental Principles. Other topics covered by the course included the Disaster Management Unit, the International Humanitarian Law, Sphere Project, assessment, health, water and sanitation, food, camp management, psychological support, media relations, registration, distribution, logistics, coordination, and restoring family links. This course is part of a larger disaster preparedness program conducted by QRCS to enhance community preparedness skills, under the supervision of disaster management specialists. The participants commended the content of the course, which added significantly to their practical and professional experience. They thanked QRCS for working to improve their abilities and skills, so that they are ready to help those in need everywhere and serve their community. Following this course, the graduates are supposed to attend an advanced disaster management course, which would qualify them to attend field training at the Disaster Management Camp, to be held in Al-Khor Marine Scouts Camp in 4-13 April 2017.