The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has developed the criteria for disaster relief operation in the TRCS’s strategy plan. Three criteria were made for the third strategy by focusing on the quick turnaround and survival needs of the affected people. The three criteria are as follow: 1) Affected people should get the TRCS relief kit within 6 hours; 2) TRCS mobile emergency centres will provide services within 4 hours; and 3) affected people should receive TRCS food and water within 4 hours.
From the past until now, Relief and Community Health Bureau (RCHB) has identified the capacity building needs for staff and volunteers. RCHB carried out the Rapid Action Team training workshop and National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training workshops for its staff, volunteers and staff from implementing partners such as Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) and volunteers from the Provincial Red Cross Chapters in order to help them perform effectively in the field.
This activity was made possible by the funding from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).
Objective of NDRT training
To build capacity of emergency managers and strengthen the emergency management capacity at provincial level to ensure first-hand response for the people affected by any kind of disaster.
Nurses and TRCS staffs from RCHB, Sawangwattana Memorial Hospital, Provincial Red Cross Chapters, Lao Red Cross, 32 people who work in disaster relief or disaster management field.
- Participants will gain knowledge and will be capacity building in disaster risk management.
- Participants will be prepared for the next step that they will be ready to join the regional disaster response team training workshop.
- Establish the network for the assessment team with the Relief and Community Health Bureau
Presentations (in Thai)
- Course introduction
- Disaster Management in Thailand
- Safer Access
- IFRC System and Tools in Disaster Response
- Thai Red Cross Disaster Response Mechanism
- Needs Assessment and Roles of Thai Red Cross Relief and Community Health Bureau
- Gender and Diversity in Emergency
- Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
- Checklist for Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
- Relief Management
- Public Health in Emergency and Medical Emergency Response Team
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies
- Thai Red Cross Water Unit
- Thai Red Cross Emergency Relief Logistics
- Psychosocial Support in Emergencies
- Shelter Management
- Media and Disaster Management
- Community Engagement and Accountability
- Information and Communication Technology
- Thai Red Cross Relief and Community Health Bureau
- Simulation Exercise