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Calgary Floods Recovery

In June 2013, Alberta was hit by an intense low pressure system resulting in serious flooding across Southern Alberta. Overall the flood is estimated to have displaced 100,000 to 120,000 people in 31 communities across Alberta. Learn how FOCUS contributed to the relief effort.... Read More »
First-Aid training for policewomen

Policewomen and DRR in Pakistan

Disaster Risk Reduction FOCUS Pakistan is mobilizing female members of the Pakistani police force to respond to disasters through their disaster response training program. The program provides officers with comprehensive first aid training skills, casualty assessment, spinal cord training, evacuation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation... Read More »
Search and Rescue Team in Badakshan

Helping Communities Reduce the Risk of Disasters

Establishing the Search and Rescue Team in Badakshan FOCUS Afghanistan has organized a number of initiatives that empower women to support national disaster risk reduction and relief efforts. With the support of The United States Agency for International Development, FOCUS Afghanistan has established the first ever advanced Search and Rescue... Read More »

Canada’s ShakeOut Drill

There are millions of earthquakes that occur every year worldwide.  The majority of these earthquakes are low magnitude events that occur in remote areas.  However, according to the US Geological Survey, there are an average of 1470 earthquake events per year that register higher than 5.0 on the Richter scale. The ShakeOut initiative is an... Read More »

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