Within the framework of Phase 2 of the Emergency Responsiveness Initiative in Tyre Caza, that

focuses on enhancing capacities and improving effectiveness and efficiency of preparedness and

response mechanisms during disasters, the Union of Tyre Municipalities (UoTM) and the Rapid

Response Unit (RRU) in particular, have selected the area known as the old part of Tyre city near

the sea port for the implementation of a model area for community preparedness in response to

disasters.

Objectives of Action:

Enhance the resilience and the disaster response capacity at the community level in the target area by

spreading awareness and preparedness among various groups of the local society.

Results of Action:

– Risks identified and develop baseline maps developed for the area covering existing human and

material resources, infrastructure and locations relevant to DRR work.

– Hazard maps for the area developed.

– Raised awareness on rapid response and preparedness during disasters at community level and

conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions to identified community members.