Disaster Risk Reduction
The Ayeyarwady delta is a high disaster risk area, and many communities are
even more vulnerable following Cyclone Nargis. Community-level disaster
preparedness and response plans, and longer-term disaster risk reduction, are
critical. There are needs at the local level for basic search and rescue equipment,
first aid kits and communications equipment. Community builders need to be
trained in disaster-resistant construction methods. view pdf..