Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities help build resilience to natural disasters in vulnerable Afghan communities. Prevalent poor construction practices combined with the history of natural disasters in Afghanistan create a need for DRR techniques to be integrated into emergency response and recovery activities, particularly those related to shelter reconstruction and rehabilitation of key lifesaving infrastructures. Through the Humanitarian Assistance Programme, IOM directly implements DRR activities and works to build the capacity of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Agency (ANDMA).