St Kitts and Nevis to get international support for its disaster reduction agenda. Increased benefits are being received by the federation that focuses on the reduction of the existing disaster risks and to stop that are expected in future.
According to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015-2030, United Nations had called for enhancing the partnership. The Framework highlights the four priorities and seven global targets for proceeding in work to stop the upcoming disaster and reducing the existing disaster. These seven targets – which would be operational based on the reduction in disaster-related losses – are expected to be met during the years 2016-2022.
On October 13, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Co-Chair of St. Kitts and Nevis Disaster Mitigation Council and Minister of International Trade, Commerce, Labour and Consumer Affairs, Wendy Phipps, said that according to the target of this year those are focusing on enhancing the cooperation internationally for developing the countries via adequate and sustainable support.
Minister Phillip said that the target which is decided can be achieved only by obeying the four priorities those are enlisted “Understanding disaster risk; Investing in disaster reduction for resilience; Strengthening disaster risk governance in order to manage said risk: and Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
The National Disaster Coordinator at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdias Samuel, said that in this assistance United States Government along with Taiwan have been appearing as the important partners in supporting St Kitts and Nevis. These 2 countries would be supported to reduce the effects of the disaster and to strengthen the resiliency.
A few days back, on October 13, Prime Minister Timothy Harris received the donation of two field hospitals from the government of the United States of America and other essential equipments, including vehicles and computers.
Mr. Samuel noted that support from other countries and political unions such as the European Union is likely.