Posted on February 03, 2017

In order to promote a culture of disaster preparedness and community awareness, the Social and Sports Activities Support Fund (Daam) will support Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) Seventh Disaster Management Camp (DMC-7), to be held at the Marine Scouts Camp, Al Khor, 3-12 April 2017.

DMC-7 is coordinated with many Qatari government bodies, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations, and the Secretariat-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, the QRCS said in a press release today. 

QRCS added that DMC has become a landmark program not only in Qatar, but at the regional level. Eagerly awaited by many national and international government organizations and NGOs, DMC is widely recognized as the only Arabic-speaking specialized training of its kind. That is why many government and private entities responded well by actively supporting it. This embodies their belief in the importance of disaster management and the necessity to mobilize resources to turn it from theoretical knowledge to practice.

The great success of DMC-6 in April 2015 has gained wide attention from Qatari institutions, with the participation of volunteers from Arab National Societies, with a view to improving their national disaster response capabilities. This year, the Camp will be attended by 300 volunteers from Qatar and 20 GCC and MENA National Societies. Instructed by around 45 disaster management experts from Qatar and other countries, the training agenda will cover a wide range of specialized topics and concepts, such as Sphere Standards, psychological support, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL), safe access, and restoring family links (RFL).